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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of reform

1300–50; (v.) Middle English reformen<Middle French reformer,Old French <Latin refōrmāre (see re-, form); (noun) partly derivative of the v., partly <French réforme
re-form, reform

Definition for reform (2 of 2)

re-form
[ ree-fawrm ]
/ riˈfɔrm /

verb (used with or without object)

to form again.

Origin of re-form

1300–50; Middle English; originally identical with reform
re-for·ma·tion, nounre-former, noun
re-form , reform
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British Dictionary definitions for reform (1 of 2)

reform
/ (rɪˈfɔːm) /

verb

(tr) to improve (an existing institution, law, practice, etc) by alteration or correction of abuses
to give up or cause to give up a reprehensible habit or immoral way of life
chem to change the molecular structure of (a hydrocarbon) to make it suitable for use as petrol by heat, pressure, and the action of catalysts

noun

an improvement or change for the better, esp as a result of correction of legal or political abuses or malpractices
a principle, campaign, or measure aimed at achieving such change
improvement of morals or behaviour, esp by giving up some vice
reformable, adjectivereformative, adjectivereformer, noun
C14: via Old French from Latin reformāre to form again

British Dictionary definitions for reform (2 of 2)

re-form
/ (riːˈfɔːm) /

verb

to form anew
re-formation, noun
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