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reform

noun advancement, alteration, amelioration, amendment, betterment, change, correctio, correction, elevation, emendatio, enhancement, improvement, innovation, melioration, progress, progression, progressivism, recast, reclamation, reconstruction, recovery, recreation, rectification, reformation, regeneration, remaking, renewal, renovation, repair, revision

reform

verb ameliorate, amend, better, change, correct, corrigere, cure, emend, enhance, fix, form anew, improve, make better, make over, meliorate, mend, modify, rearrange, recast, reclaim, reconstitute, rectify, redeem, redo, redress, reestablish, refashion, refine, regenerate, rehabilitate, remake, remedy, remodel, renew, renovate, reorganize, repair, repent, reshape, revise, revolutionize, rework, set straight, uplift
Associated concepts: reform a contract, reform a deed, reeorm a lease, reform a will, reform an instrument
See also: alter, ameliorate, amend, change, convert, correction, development, emend, fix, meliorate, modify, persuade, progress, reconstitute, reconstruct, recreate, rectify, redeem, renew, repair, repent, reproduce, restore, revision, transform

REFORM. To reorganize; to rearrange as, the jury "shall be reformed by putting to and taking out of the persons so impanelled." Stat. 3 H. VIII. c. 12; Bac. Ab. Juries, A.
     2. To reform an instrument in equity, is to make a decree that a deed or other agreement shall be made or construed as it was originally intended by the parties, when an error or mistake as to a fact has been committed. A contract has been reformed, although the party applying to the court was in the legal profession, and he himself drew the contract, it appearing clear that it was framed so as to admit of a construction inconsistent with the true agreement of the parties. 1 Sim. & Stu. 210; 3 Russ. R. 424. But a contract will not be reformed in consequence of an error of law. 1 Russ. & M. 418; 1 Chit. Pr. 124.

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Following service, parade will re-form in Greensend Road, process through Market Place for salute to be taken on the library steps prior to dismissal.
In the end we decided that, whatever offer was on the table, it would be stupid to re-form and utterly ludicrous to change the images people all over the world have of us.
It sprang into being in "that noisy, murderous, idyllic summer of 1965"--the summer of the Watts riots, but also the summer smack-dab in the middle of what is now the most sentimentalized decade of the century--and continued, through the years ahead, to re-form itself in infinite ways, both in Dylan's subsequent readings of it and in various cover versions, grand and ridiculous alike.
When a solder joint broke, this system required only heating--no shaking--to re-form.
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He sees his upcoming term as "continuing an effort that began under John Winch in which the association will re-form itself.
When asked if he would re-form a company, Byrd shoots a startled look, then says, "Oh, you mean re-form.
When something needs to be pulled out of a tight hole, the robot can change shape, fit in the hole, and re-form after there's an opening--surely an asset in an earthquake prone region.
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But what a line-up of sax-crazy female pals Ian had in this TV World War II swing band who re-form for a last fling.
The ongoing demand for ATLANTA to re-form and the continued popularity of the group's older music prompted the reunion, according to co-executive producer Mike Malkiewicz.
The space will reflect Synygy's work culture, with mobile work surfaces, caddies, and files, with team areas that can be continuously adapted as work groups form and re-form.