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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

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

I encourage everyone to pay attention to the issues that matter to you, from jobs and the economy, to education and our schools, to criminal justice reform. Whatever it is that you care about, make sure you use your voice.
Two Chainz

An institution or reform movement that is not selfish, must originate in the recognition of some evil that is adding to the sum of human suffering, or diminishing the sum of happiness.
Clara Barton

If you say, I'm for equal pay, that's a reform. But if you say. I'm a feminist, that's a transformation of society.
Gloria Steinem
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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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