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Definition of Reform

Reform

  1. To put into a new and improved form or condition; to restore to a former good state, or bring from bad to good; to change from worse to better; to amend; to correct; as, to reform a profligate man; to reform corrupt manners or morals.
  2. To return to a good state; to amend or correct one's own character or habits; as, a man of settled habits of vice will seldom reform.
  3. Amendment of what is defective, vicious, corrupt, or depraved; reformation; as, reform of elections; reform of government.

Reform Quotations

War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.
William Tecumseh Sherman

Injustice, poverty, slavery, ignorance - these may be cured by reform or revolution. But men do not live only by fighting evils. They live by positive goals, individual and collective, a vast variety of them, seldom predictable, at times incompatible.
Isaiah Berlin

Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal.
Elizabeth Fry

Furthermore, we believe that health care reform, again I said at the beginning of my remarks, that we sent the three pillars that the President's economic stabilization and job creation initiatives were education and innovation - innovation begins in the classroom - clean energy and climate, addressing the climate issues in an innovative way to keep us number one and competitive in the world with the new technology, and the third, first among equals I may say, is health care, health insurance reform.
Nancy Pelosi

My dreams for the future are simple: work, a happy, healthy family, a lovely long motorcycle ride, and continuing the struggle to awaken people to the need for serious human rights reform.
Mike Farrell
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Reform Translations

reform in Dutch is reformeren, hervormen
reform in German is Reform, Verbesserung
reform in Italian is riformare, riforma
reform in Portuguese is reforma
reform in Spanish is reforma, reformar
reform in Swedish is reform, reformera
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