Change is a Nice Word for Reform?

1. a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses; “justice was for sale before the reform of the law courts”
2. a campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices; “the reforms he proposed were too radical for the politicians”
3. self-improvement in behavior or morals by abandoning some vice; “the family rejoiced in the drunkard’s reform”
1. make changes for improvement in order to remove abuse and injustices; “reform a political system”
2. bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one; “The Church reformed me”; “reform your conduct”
3. produce by cracking; “reform gas”
4. break up the molecules of; “reform oil”
5. improve by alteration or correction of errors or defects and put into a better condition; “reform the health system in this country”
6. change for the better; “The lazy student promised to reform”; “the habitual cheater finally saw the light”

“Reform, that you may preserve.”

-Thomas Babington Macaulay

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“We must reform if we would conserve.”

-Franklin Delano Roosevelt


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