Thesaurus

reform

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of reform

  1. 1 to make better in behavior or character volunteers at a camp that tries to reform troubled youths Synonyms of reform habilitate, reclaim, redeem, regenerate, rehabilitate Words Related to reform reeducate; amend, improve, refine; cleanse, purify, restore Near Antonyms of reform abase, canker, corrupt, debauch, degrade, demean, demoralize, deprave, lower, pervert, poison, profane, prostitute, subvert, warp

  2. 2 to change one's behavior or character for the better an alcoholic who's been trying to reform ever since he was arrested for drunk driving Synonyms of reform amend, mend, shape up, straighten (up or out) Words Related to reform behave, regenerate; better, improve Phrases clean up one's act Near Antonyms of reform backslide, regress

  3. 3 to remove errors, defects, deficiencies, or deviations from he had better reform his ways if he wants any of us to trust him Synonyms of reform amend, debug, emend, rectify, red-pencil, correct, remedyWords Related to reform redraft, redraw, restyle, revise, rework, rewrite; blue-pencil, cut, shorten; redress, right; ameliorate, better, improve; perfect, polish, touch up; fix, mend, repair; adjust, modulate, regulate; alter, change, modifyNear Antonyms of reform damage, harm, hurt, impair, injure, mar, spoil; aggravate, worsen



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