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re·form

 (rĭ-fôrm′)
v. re·formed, re·form·ing, re·forms
v.tr.
1. To improve by alteration, correction of error, or removal of defects; put into a better form or condition: reform the tax code.
2.
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.
v.intr.
To change for the better.
n.
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.
adj.
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.

re•form•er

(rɪˈfɔr mər)

n.
1. a person who brings about reform, as in politics.
2. (cap.) a leader of the Reformation.
[1520–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reformer - a disputant who advocates reformreformer - a disputant who advocates reform  
controversialist, disputant, eristic - a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy
abolitionist, emancipationist - a reformer who favors abolishing slavery
birth-control campaigner, birth-control reformer - a social reformer who advocates birth control and family planning
Chartist - a 19th century English reformer who advocated better social and economic conditions for working people
civil rights activist, civil rights leader, civil rights worker - a leader of the political movement dedicated to securing equal opportunity for members of minority groups
protester, demonstrator - someone who participates in a public display of group feeling
dry, prohibitionist - a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
conservationist, environmentalist - someone who works to protect the environment from destruction or pollution
flower child, hippie, hippy, hipster - someone who rejects the established culture; advocates extreme liberalism in politics and lifestyle
freedom fighter, insurgent, insurrectionist, rebel - a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
activist, militant - a militant reformer
non-resistant, passive resister - a reformer who believes in passive resistance
preservationist - someone who advocates the preservation of historical sites or endangered species or natural areas
Utopian - an idealistic (but usually impractical) social reformer; "a Utopian believes in the ultimate perfectibility of man"
2.reformer - an apparatus that reforms the molecular structure of hydrocarbons to produce richer fuel; "a catalytic reformer"
apparatus, setup - equipment designed to serve a specific function
oil refinery, petroleum refinery - a refinery for petroleum
Translations
مُصْلِح
reformátor-ka
reformator
réformateurunité de reformage
reformer
umbótasinni
reformátor
reformcu

reformer

[rɪˈfɔːməʳ] Nreformista mf, reformador(a) m/f

reformer

[rɪˈfɔːrr] nréformateur/trice m/f

reformer

n (Pol) → Reformer m; (Rel) → Reformator m

reformer

[rɪˈfɔːməʳ] nriformatore/trice

reform

(rəˈfoːm) verb
1. to improve or remove faults from. The criminal's wife stated that she had made great efforts to reform her husband.
2. to give up bad habits, improve one's behaviour etc. He admitted that he had been a criminal, but said that he intended to reform.
noun
1. the act of improving. the reform of our political system.
2. an improvement. He intends to make several reforms in the prison system.
ˌreforˈmation (refə-) noun
reˈformed adjective
(negative unreformed) improved, especially in behaviour.
reˈformer noun
a person who wishes to bring about improvements. one of the reformers of our political system.
References in periodicals archive ?
LT: REGRESANDO AL TEMA DE LA REFORMA ENERGETICA, SE DICE QUE VA DEMORADA, QUE SE TROPEZO CON LOS BAJOS PRECIOS DEL PETROLEO, PERO LA PREGUNTA ES ?
TABELA I FORMAS DE OBTENCAO DE TERRAS PARA A REFORMA AGRARIA NO BRASIL Formas de obtencao 1995-1998 1999-2002 de terras para a reforma agraria ha % ha % Arrecadacao 2.
REFORMA is not an acronym but rather reflected the goal of this
CUALES SON LOS PRINCIPALES LOGROS DE LA REFORMA ENERGETICA A LA FECHA?
said Ed Erazo, president of REFORMA, the national organization of librarians serving Spanish speakers.
Las reformas de salud tienen el objetivo de universalizar los recursos y servicios, buscando la equidad para una mejor calidad de vida en la poblacion sin que exista impedimento alguno.
Son, por el contrario, resultado de una experiencia muy reciente con este tipo de reformas "modernizadoras".
Dos reformas tributarlas en dos anos: la nueva tiene como objetivo la reforma educacional, politicas de proteccion social y ayuda al deficit estructural.
El presidente encontro el respaldo juridico de su actuacion principalmente en la Ley 5a de 1992, que en su articulo 227 senala que a las reformas constitucionales promovidas por el Congreso es posible aplicarles las mismas normas de procedimiento referentes a leyes ordinarias (URREGO, 2012).
Despues del gran ciclo de reformas del Estado y de la administracion publica que se inicio en el ultimo cuarto del siglo XX, el debate continua.
Con todo, las reformas de salud representaron la oportunidad de movilizarse en la busqueda de nuevas y mejores condiciones de trabajo y beneficios salariales (10), incluso cuando estos procesos posteriormente se orientarian principalmente a la productividad, la evaluacion del desempeno, los sistemas de incentivos y nuevas formas de contratacion (11), postergando asi, entre otros, la desigual distribucion del recurso humano en salud, la necesidad de reducir la concentracion de especialidades y prestaciones de alta complejidad, y el aumento en la migracion de profesionales (12).
La reforma del Estado, como eje de los debates, ha servido para dar paso a otras reformas tambien necesarias?