, and revise suggesting a careful examination of something and the making of necessary changes.
revise the schedule
Examples of reform in a Sentence
The program is designed to reform prisoners.
They want to reform campaign spending.
The laws need to be reformed.
The program is designed to help former gang members who are trying to reform. Noun
A group of senators are calling for reform of the nation's health-care system.
He has proposed a list of political reforms. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Speaking before world leaders in the United Nations Assembly Hall on Tuesday, Guterres called for sweeping changes to multilateral institutions, including reforming the powerful Security Council at the heart of the United Nations, and redesigning global financial systems.—Caitlin Hu, CNN, 19 Sep. 2023 These high-profile bills will reform a primary funding stream for behavioral health in California.—Thomas Curwen, Los Angeles Times, 15 Sep. 2023 The cast is acted and animated with excellence, particularly Mara Junot as Sindel, reformed as a gentle sovereign, and Alan Lee, sneering as Shang Tsung.—Gene Park, Washington Post, 15 Sep. 2023 The commission asked universities to undergo a voluntary pause on program proposals until the approval process is reformed.—Sabrina Leboeuf, Baltimore Sun, 13 Sep. 2023 The bill is meant to reform several provision of Medicare and Medicaid pricing for pharmaceutical products, exempting generic injectables from federal subsidy programs.—Gabrielle M. Etzel, Washington Examiner, 8 Sep. 2023 The university contracted with Segal, a national consulting firm with a history of completing similar work for universities, to help reform the structure.—Rachel Smith, The Courier-Journal, 31 Aug. 2023 Advertisement The governor’s plan, unveiled in March, seeks to reform California’s 20-year-old Mental Health Services Act.—Taryn Luna, Los Angeles Times, 11 Sep. 2023 The popular event focuses on advocating and reforming marijuana laws at the local, state, and federal levels.—Marina Johnson, Detroit Free Press, 11 Sep. 2023
The spike in serious adverse incidents comes as patient safety experts are warning that hospitals across the nation could be experiencing a backslide in a decades-long effort to make hospitals safer through systemic reforms.—Katie Shepherd, Washington Post, 24 Sep. 2023 The council’s reform committee, which counts both Hernandez and Park as members, hasn’t yet decided how much the council should grow.—David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, 23 Sep. 2023 The reform directions outlined by the white paper will guide current and future policy work, including the government's migration strategy and investing in the skills and tertiary education sectors.—Fox News, 22 Sep. 2023 The creamy duo smooths down cuticles and reforms split ends with squalane — the very lipid that routine abuse strips away.—Liana Schaffner, Allure, 21 Sep. 2023 Luxury trips and benefits given to Supreme Court justices like Clarence Thomas have been uncovered by journalists, and have led some to call for ethics reform within the U.S. government.—Tori Latham, Robb Report, 20 Sep. 2023 The meeting was expected to focus on regional security, trade, climate change, ongoing reforms to improve governance and other issues.—Aamer Madhani and Seung Min Kim, Anchorage Daily News, 19 Sep. 2023 From 2000 to 2011, several task forces successfully pressed for a series of reforms, including the creation of a state office to handle death penalty defense and indigent criminal appeals.—Caleb Bedillion, ProPublica, 18 Sep. 2023 Khartoum blocked an African Union plan for an inclusive process of political reform.—Alex De Waal, Foreign Affairs, 18 Sep. 2023
In a letter, 140 ophthalmologists raised concerns about a rising number of patients with severe eye injuries resulting from being shot with metal pellets and rubber bullets, according to pro-reform Iranian news site Sobhema and Iran International as well as other sites on social media.—Arkansas Online, 27 Nov. 2022 Three of the seven candidates in Iran’s presidential election dropped out days before the June 18 vote, leaving just one pro-reform contender and helping hardline frontrunner Ebrahim Raisi consolidate his support.—Arsalan Shahla, Bloomberg.com, 16 June 2021 Farhad Meysami was released from prison on Friday, according to the Iranian pro-reform outlet Shargh Daily.—Jonny Hallam, CNN, 10 Feb. 2023 According to the Associated Press, Akbari served as deputy defense minister under President Mohammad Khatami — a pro-reform cleric who came to power in 1997 — until 2001.—Bryan Pietsch, Washington Post, 12 Jan. 2023 Iran’s parliament and judiciary are reviewing the country’s mandatory hijab law, Attorney General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri told a pro-reform outlet.—Alexandra Meeks, CNN, 5 Dec. 2022 In a video obtained by CNN via the pro-reform activist outlet Iran Wire, two uniformed officers can be seen in what appears to be an attempt to arrest a protester.—Niamh Kennedy, CNN, 30 Oct. 2022 Sources inside the prison told pro-reform outlet IranWire that guards fired tear gas all night after the fire broke out.—Artemis Moshtaghian, CNN, 17 Oct. 2022
Sixty-odd years ago, Oregon was part of another conference realignment when the Pacific Coast Conference — a precursor of the Pac-12 — dissolved and re-formed without Oregon or Oregon State.—Ken Goe For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 2 Sep. 2023 In the Bellingshausen Sea, the home of the penguin colonies in this study, sea ice didn’t start to re-form until late April 2023.—Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, 25 Aug. 2023 The mass exodus on Pitch-Black Friday left a quartet of schools and one gigantic question behind: Will Stanford and Cal link arms with Oregon State and Washington State to re-form the Pac-12 through possible raids of the Mountain West and American conferences?—Jon Wilner | , oregonlive, 11 Aug. 2023 The water streaming down from the Sierra Nevada has inundated vast farmlands in the southern San Joaquin Valley, re-forming Tulare Lake, which according to state officials now covers more than 113,000 acres, an area nearly as large as Lake Tahoe.—Ian James, Los Angeles Times, 9 June 2023 Added proteins help re-form the hair structure with temporary strength and elasticity, and amino acids and peptides help to add moisture and hydration to the hair.—Jacqueline Saguin, goodhousekeeping.com, 26 May 2023 The Pop Group later re-formed in 2010 and put out two full-lengths.—Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 21 Apr. 2023 The group broke up originally in 1977 but re-formed on several occasions.—Tim Page, Washington Post, 30 Mar. 2023 Nothing settles; small groups form and re-form.—Jeffrey Gantz, BostonGlobe.com, 19 Mar. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Anglo-French refurmer, from Latin reformare, from re- + formare to form, from forma form