past tense of reform

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1 to make better in behavior or character
  • volunteers at a sanctuary that tries to reform dogs with behavior problems

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2 to change one's behavior or character for the better
  • a man who's been trying to reform ever since he got fired for missing too many days of work

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3 to remove errors, defects, deficiencies, or deviations from
  • he had better reform his ways if he wants any of us to trust him

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The first known use of reformed was circa 1538

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“Reformed.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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