reform


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Synonyms for reform

Synonyms for reform

to make right what is wrong

Synonyms for reform

a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses

a campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices

self-improvement in behavior or morals by abandoning some vice

make changes for improvement in order to remove abuse and injustices

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

break up the molecules of

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

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Fogg would, according to his daily habit, quit Saville Row, and repair to the Reform.
As he strode up a village street, brooding thus, his eyes encountered a complete contrast in the face of his other rival, the Reform candidate.
Here we've been keeping the old flag flying for freedom and reform, and you come in and break the battle line.
The agent of the Reform party looked at him with an odd and slightly puzzled expression, and before he could reply, Fisher went on in the same level tones:
The same insatiable criticism may be traced in the efforts for the reform of Education.
No one gives the impression of superiority to the institution, which he must give who will reform it.
Doubts such as those I have intimated drove many good persons to agitate the questions of social reform.
Richelieu, and Ximenes), but to keep them long and train them for the higher offices and greatest honors, these were the chief features of a reform which if carried out would be as beneficial to the State as to the clerks themselves.
Unfortunately, Xavier considered the true principles of this admirable machine of civil service very little understood at the period when he began his labor of reform in 1820.
What could better conduce to the stability of the government than to propose and carry through a reform whose beneficial results were to be so vast?
His early love of simplicity hardened into a rigid opposition not only to the materialistic modern industrial system but to all change--the Reform Bill, the reform of education, and in general all progressive political and social movements.
You say, however, you have seen your errors, and will reform them.
The last thing I want to tell you is this: in a real revolution--not a simple dynastic change or a mere reform of institutions- -in a real revolution the best characters do not come to the front.
Sir, it is impossible to give you a full account of it; I am too full to hold it, and yet have no tongue to express it; but let her have said what she will, though I cannot give you an account of it, this I can tell you, that I have resolved to amend and reform my life.
They had several other discourses, it seems, after this; and particularly she made him promise that, since he confessed his own life had been a wicked, abominable course of provocations against God, that he would reform it, and not make God angry any more, lest He should make him dead, as she called it, and then she would be left alone, and never be taught to know this God better; and lest he should be miserable, as he had told her wicked men would be after death.