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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

The beginning of reform is not so much to equalize property as to train the noble sort of natures not to desire more, and to prevent the lower from getting more.
Aristotle

It's time to fundamentally change the way that we do business in Washington. To help build a new foundation for the 21st century, we need to reform our government so that it is more efficient, more transparent, and more creative. That will demand new thinking and a new sense of responsibility for every dollar that is spent.
Barack Obama

We need earmark reform, and when I'm President, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely.
Barack Obama

Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe.
Theodore Roosevelt

Each generation doubtless feels called upon to reform the world. Mine knows that it will not reform it, but its task is perhaps even greater. It consists in preventing the world from destroying itself.
Albert Camus
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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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