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re·form

reform

 
 
pronunciation:
rih form
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: the changing of wrong or bad conditions to make them better.
The corrupt city government is in need of reform.
synonyms:
improvement
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: reforms, reforming, reformed
definition 1: to make better; improve.
The group worked to reform laws that were unfair to women.
synonyms:
improve
similar words:
amend, change, enhance
definition 2: to give up bad behavior.
He used to be a thief, but he has reformed.
similar words:
change, clean up one's act, improve
derivations: reformable (adj.), reformative (adj.)
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The word reform contains the following part:
form Latin root that means shape, form