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Definition of reform verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they reform
    he / she / it reforms
    past simple reformed
    -ing form reforming
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  1. 1[transitive] reform something to improve a system, an organization, a law, etc. by making changes to it proposals to reform Social Security The law needs to be reformed. a reforming administration
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] to improve your behavior; to make someone do this He has promised to reform. reform somebody She thought she could reform him.
    adjective a reformed character
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: reform