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English definition of “reform”

reform

verb [I or T]     /rɪˈfɔːm/ US  /-ˈfɔːrm/
C2 to make an improvement, especially by changing a person's behaviour or the structure of something: Who will reform Britain's unfair electoral system? For years I was an alcoholic, but I reformed when the doctors gave me six months to live.Making things betterBecoming betterBecoming betterMaking things betterMaking progress and advancing reformation     /ˌref.əˈmeɪ.ʃən/ US  /-ɚ-/ noun [C or U] He's undergone something of a reformation - he's a changed man.Change and changes
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