Reform vs. Reformation

Reform vs. Reformation — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Reform and Reformation

Reformverb

To improve by alteration, correction of error, or removal of defects; put into a better form or condition

reform the tax code.

Reformationnoun

The act of reforming or the state of being reformed.

Reformverb

To abolish abuse or malpractice in

reform the government.

Reformationnoun

Reformation A 16th-century movement in Western Europe that aimed at reforming some doctrines and practices of the Roman Catholic Church and resulted in the establishment of the Protestant churches.

Reformverb

To put an end to (an abuse or wrong).

Reformationnoun

An improvement (or an intended improvement) in the existing form or condition of institutions or practices, etc.; intended to make a striking change for the better in social, political or religious affairs or in the conduct of persons or operation of organizations.

Reformverb

To induce or persuade (a person) to give up harmful or immoral practices; cause to adopt a better way of life.

Reformationnoun

(law) Change or correction, by a court in equity, to a written instrument to conform to the original intention of the parties.

Reformverb

(Chemistry) To subject (hydrocarbons) to cracking.

Reformationnoun

improvement (or an intended improvement) in the existing form or condition of institutions or practices etc.; intended to make a striking change for the better in social or political or religious affairs

Reformverb

To change for the better.

Reformationnoun

a religious movement of the 16th century that began as an attempt to reform the Roman Catholic Church and resulted in the creation of Protestant churches

Reformnoun

Action to improve or correct what is wrong or defective in something

health care reform.

Reformationnoun

rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course;

the reclamation of delinquent children

Reformnoun

An instance of this; an improvement

reforms in education.

Reformadjective

Relating to or favoring reform

a reform candidate for mayor.

Reformadjective

Reform Of or relating to Reform Judaism.

Reformnoun

The change of something that is defective, broken, inefficient or otherwise negative, in order to correct or improve it

The elections need to undergo a serious reform.A major reform is needed to improve the efficiency in the factory.

Reformverb

(transitive) To put into a new and improved form or condition; to restore to a former good state, or bring from bad to good; to change from worse to better

to reform a profligate man; to reform corrupt manners or morals; to reform a criminal

Reformverb

(intransitive) To return to a good state; to amend or correct one's own character or habits

It is hoped that many criminals, upon being freed, will eventually reform.

Reformverb

To form again or in a new configuration.

This product contains reformed meat.The regiment reformed after surviving the first attack.

Reformnoun

a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses;

justice was for sale before the reform of the law courts

Reformnoun

a campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices;

the reforms he proposed were too radical for the politicians

Reformnoun

self-improvement in behavior or morals by abandoning some vice;

the family rejoiced in the drunkard's reform

Reformverb

make changes for improvement in order to remove abuse and injustices;

reform a political system

Reformverb

bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one;

The Church reformed mereform your conduct

Reformverb

produce by cracking;

reform gas

Reformverb

break up the molecules of;

reform oil

Reformverb

improve by alteration or correction of errors or defects and put into a better condition;

reform the health system in this country

Reformverb

change for the better;

The lazy student promised to reformthe habitual cheater finally saw the light