Origin of reformed
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of re-form
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of reform
Synonyms for reform
Antonyms for reform
Related Words for reformedreconstituted, transformed, rehabilitated, renewed, improved, revised, corrected, altered, reset, amended, rectified, reestablished, converted, redeemed, righteous, born-again, reborn
Examples from the Web for reformed
Contemporary Examples of reformed
To the contrary, she said, she did not necessarily believe that collective bargaining needed to be reformed.Meet Gina Raimondo, the Only Democratic Star of 2014
November 6, 2014
Spooky Tooth had reformed quite a while before I received the call and were touring quite often.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More
September 29, 2014
The Sun quotes a royal source as saying of the reformed relationship, "It's early days, but Harry's over the moon."Harry And Cressida’s Secret Date So Are They Back Together?
September 17, 2014
The election of President Hassan Rouhani last year brought hope for a reformed criminal justice system.Forget About a Kindler Gentler Iran
August 19, 2014
Because marriage is a patriarchal, sexist institution that should be discarded rather than reformed.Were Christians Right About Gay Marriage All Along?
May 27, 2014
Historical Examples of reformed
It must not be supposed that this spring day in the spring places had reformed his manner of delivery.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
The consequence was that many of the workhouses were reformed and improved.Self-Help
Why not add one good one to your account, by risking your life for the reformed faith?'Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
He can only be reformed by showing him a new idea which commands his own.Essays, First Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
And if one can not be reformed by them, it is proof positive that he ought not to be at large.The Prison Chaplaincy, And Its Experiences
Word Origin for reform
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.
"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.