See also: Reform and re-form

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French reformer. As a noun since 1660s, from French réforme.

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ɹiˈfɔrm/, /ɹəˈfɔrm/
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NounEdit

reform ‎(plural reforms)

  1. Amendment of what is defective, vicious, corrupt, or depraved; reformation; as, reform of elections; reform of government.

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VerbEdit

reform ‎(third-person singular simple present reforms, present participle reforming, simple past and past participle reformed)

  1. 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 amend; to correct.
    to reform a profligate man; to reform corrupt manners or morals
    • Jonathan Swift
      The example alone of a vicious prince will corrupt an age; but that of a good one will not reform it.
  2. To return to a good state; to amend or correct one's own character or habits; as, a person of settled habits of vice will seldom reform.
  3. (transitive, intransitive) To form again or in a new configuration.
    This product contains reformed meat.
    The regiment reformed after surviving the first attack.
    The pop group reformed for one final tour.
    • 2012 August 21, Jason Heller, “The Darkness: Hot Cakes (Music Review)”, in The Onion AV Club[1]:
      Since first tossing its cartoonish, good-time cock-rock to the masses in the early ’00s, The Darkness has always fallen back on this defense: The band is a joke, but hey, it’s a good joke. With Hot Cakes—the group’s third album, and first since reforming last year—the laughter has died. In its place is the sad wheeze of the last surviving party balloon slowly, listlessly deflating.

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HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English reform and German Reform, from French réforme. [1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈrɛform]
  • Hyphenation: re‧form

NounEdit

reform ‎(plural reformok)

  1. reform

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative reform reformok
accusative reformot reformokat
dative reformnak reformoknak
instrumental reformmal reformokkal
causal-final reformért reformokért
translative reformmá reformokká
terminative reformig reformokig
essive-formal reformként reformokként
essive-modal
inessive reformban reformokban
superessive reformon reformokon
adessive reformnál reformoknál
illative reformba reformokba
sublative reformra reformokra
allative reformhoz reformokhoz
elative reformból reformokból
delative reformról reformokról
ablative reformtól reformoktól
Possessive forms of reform
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. reformom reformjaim
2nd person sing. reformod reformjaid
3rd person sing. reformja reformjai
1st person plural reformunk reformjaink
2nd person plural reformotok reformjaitok
3rd person plural reformjuk reformjaik

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tótfalusi István, Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára. Tinta Könyvkiadó, Budapest, 2005, ISBN 963 7094 20 2

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French réforme

NounEdit

reform m ‎(definite singular reformen, indefinite plural reformer, definite plural reformene)

  1. a reform

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French réforme

NounEdit

reform f ‎(definite singular reforma, indefinite plural reformer, definite plural reformene)

  1. reform

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SwedishEdit

NounEdit

reform c

  1. reform

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of reform 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative reform reformen reformer reformerna
Genitive reforms reformens reformers reformernas

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