- n. 改革，改良；改正
- vt. 改革，革新；重新组成
- vi. 重组；改过
- adj. 改革的；改革教会的
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- reform (v.)
- c. 1300, "to convert into another and better form," from Old French reformer "rebuild, reconstruct, recreate" (12c.), from Latin reformare "to form again, change, transform, alter," from re- "again" (see re-) + formare "to form" (see form (n.)). Intransitive sense from 1580s.
Meaning "to bring (a person) away from an evil course of life" is recorded from early 15c.; of governments, institutions, etc., from early 15c. Related: Reformed; reforming. Reformed churches (1580s) usually are Calvinist as opposed to Lutheran. Reformed Judaism (1843) is a movement initiated in Germany by Moses Mendelssohn (1729-1786). Reform school is attested from 1859.
- reform (n.)
- "any proceeding which brings back a better order of things," 1660s, from reform (v.) and in some uses from French réforme. As a branch of Judaism from 1843.
- 1. The government wanted to reform the institutions, to shake up the country.
- 2. The finance minister will continue to mastermind Poland's economic reform.
- 3. The government took another step on the road to political reform.
- 4. He was soon disillusioned by the government's timidity on social reform.
- 5. Economic reform will continue to be painful and ineffective.
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