Meaning of re-form
Pronunciation: (rē-fôrm'), [key]
— v.t., v.i.
- to form again.
Pronunciation: (ri-fôrm'), [key]
- the improvement or amendment of what is wrong, corrupt, unsatisfactory, etc.: social reform; spelling reform.
- an instance of this.
- the amendment of conduct, belief, etc.
- to change to a better state, form, etc.; improve by alteration, substitution, abolition, etc.
- to cause (a person) to abandon wrong or evil ways of life or conduct.
- to put an end to (abuses, disorders, etc.).
- to subject to the process of reforming, as in refining petroleum.
- to abandon evil conduct or error: The drunkard promised to reform.
- (cap.) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Reform Jews or Reform Judaism: a Reform rabbi.
- re-form (Thesaurus)