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v. re·formed, re·form·ing, re·forms
1. To improve by alteration, correction of error, or removal of defects; put into a better form or condition: reform the tax code.
a. To abolish abuse or malpractice in: reform the government.
b. To put an end to (an abuse or wrong).
3. To induce or persuade (a person) to give up harmful or immoral practices; cause to adopt a better way of life.
4. Chemistry To subject (hydrocarbons) to cracking.
To change for the better.
1. Action to improve or correct what is wrong or defective in something: health care reform.
2. An instance of this; an improvement: reforms in education.
1. Relating to or favoring reform: a reform candidate for mayor.
2. Reform Of or relating to Reform Judaism.

[Middle English reformen, from Old French reformer, from Latin refōrmāre : re-, re- + fōrmāre, to shape (from fōrma, form).]

re·form′a·bil′i·ty n.
re·form′a·ble adj.
re·form′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.reformable - susceptible to improvement or reform; "a redeemable sinner"
corrigible - capable of being corrected or set right; "a corrigible defect"; "a corrigible prisoner"


adj person, conductbesserungsfähig
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La realite est ainsi faite, imparfaite mais reformable.
That what he seems to fear when he says France is "not a reformable country".
La justicia conlleva siempre un juicio humano, un juicio de valores, una apreciacion de hasta que punto el individuo es reformable o no, y esa apreciacion no la puede producir una maquina.
We consider these policemen as reformable unlike (those who committed) grave offenses,' Dela Rosa said, adding those accused of heinous crimes will be removed from the police organization.
There is a feeling that the EU, the eurozone and the euro is out of date and not reformable.
Los crecientes temores por la inmigracion fueron el principal motor que impulso el ciclon del Brexit, como tambien la percepcion de que la UE es una institucion cada vez mas burocratica, monolitica y dificilmente reformable.
Patronage rule clashes with human rights and good governance norms on a conceptual level, and what may appear to donors as a single reformable policy area has deep roots in the state's structure.
Ahora bien, dos son los principios supremos que parte de la doctrina invoca al respecto de la reforma constitucional, el principio de la soberania popular (en la forma de ejercicio de la soberania, contenida en el articulo 1 Constitucion (considerado no reformable por las sentencias 18/1982; 609/1988, 309/1999, 390/1999, 1/2014) y, en segundo lugar, el principio de igualdad articulo 3 de la Constitucion bajo el prisma de la proporcionalidad en la representacion en las camaras segun las sentencias 18/192, 388/1991, 62/1992 e 15/1996 (Pace, 2016, p.
A reformable interest is any interest for which the charitable deduction would be allowed but for the split-interest prohibition.
Those youth who are perceived to be most reformable, but also assimilable, throughout the history of the system have been provided with interventions aimed at their integration and assimilation.
From this tradition we know that of all the organs of the body, the most reformable organ is the heart.
Ritchie is playing Anton, the - baddie - albeit a reformable one - of the piece.