An example of reform is sending a troubled teenager to juvenile hall for a month and having the teenager return better behaved.
Reform the tax code.
Health care reform.
Reforms in education.
A reform candidate for mayor.
To reform a profligate man; to reform corrupt manners or morals.
This product contains reformed meat.
The pop group reformed for one final tour.
To reform a calendar.
Origin of reform
- Middle English reformen from Old French reformer from Latin refōrmāre re- re- fōrmāre to shape (from fōrma form)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- French rÃ©forme