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Definition of the adjective reformative

What does reformative mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. tending to reform
    • example: reformative and rehabilitative agencies
    • synonym of reformative: reformatory
    • similar: helpful

Alternative definition of the adjective reformative


  1. That serves to reform or correct

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for reformative

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Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Corporate Reputation (2016)

by Craig E. Carroll

Corporate apologies are generally viewed within the larger genre of messages designed to restore or repair an image and may be broadly understood as reformative strategies or transformative strategies. Reformative strategies seek to ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Dalits in India: Movements (2002)

by Sanjay Paswan, Pramanshi Jaideva

Reformative changes, occurring in certain areas ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities (2004)

by Mary Bosworth

to ensure reflective submission and incentive for subsequent reformative discipline. Then they entered a second period of congregate work and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Religion and Society (1998)

by William H. Swatos, Peter Kivisto

Reformative religious groups seek partial change in the social structure. Change in individuals is believed to be insufficient; the society itself must be reformed. However, the society and culture are not viewed as totally depraved; they simply ...

Google previewA dictionary of etymology of the English language (1859)

and of English synonymes and paronymes by John Oswald

reformative, a. infor'moas, a. leforma'tion, n. ien'tiform, a.

Google previewInternational Dictionary of Library Histories (2016)

by David H. Stam

Reformative ideology decreed reading to be a weapon in the never-ending battle to readjust the deviant to proper thinking. For short periods there was a flurry of library activity, such as that at Sing Sing Prison (New York) in the 1840s under ...

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

corrective, therapeutic, curative, correctional, reformative, medicinal, beneficial, restorative, prophylactic, healing, meliorative. ant. harmful, damaging, ...

Google previewDiamond Gem English Dictionary

by Dr. Baljit Singh

reformative a. tending to produce reform. reformatory a. reforming, tendingto produce reform. reformer n. one who reforms.

Google previewRandom House Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2008)

by Random House

-ormative, formative, normative; deformative, informative, performative, reformative, transformative. -ormity, abnormity, conformity, deformity, enormity; nonconformity, uniformity. -orrier. See -urrier. -ortify, fortify, mortify. -oscopy, arthroscopy ...

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Video shows what reformative means. That serves to reform or correct. Reformative Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to say ...

Scrabble value of R1E1F4O1R1M3A1T1I1V4E1

The value of this 11-letter word is 19 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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