HyperDic: reformation

English > 3 senses of the word reformation / Reformation:
NOUNstatereformationimprovement (or an intended improvement) in the existing form or condition of institutions or practices etc.
groupReformation, Protestant Reformationa religious movement of the 16th century that began as an attempt to reform / reform the Roman Catholic Church and resulted in the creation of Protestant churches
actreformation, reclamationrescuing from error and returning to a rightful course
reformation / Reformation > pronunciation
Soundsreh.fermey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > reformation: 3 senses > noun 1, state
Meaningimprovement (or an intended improvement) in the existing form or condition of institutions or practices etc.; intended to make a striking change for the better in social or political or religious affairs.
NarrowercounterreformationA reformation intended to counter the results of a prior reformation
Broaderimprovement, meliorationA condition superior to an earlier condition
Verbsreformimprove by alteration or correction of errors or defects and put into a better condition
English > Reformation: 3 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningA religious movement of the 16th century that began as an attempt to reform / reform the Roman Catholic Church and resulted in the creation of Protestant churches.
SynonymProtestant Reformation
Broaderreligious movementA movement intended to bring about religious reforms
English > reformation: 3 senses > noun 3, act
Meaningrescuing from error and returning to a rightful course.
Synonymreclamation
Broaderrescue, deliverance, delivery, savingrecovery or preservation from loss or danger
Spanishenmienda, recuperación, reformación, reforma
Catalanrecuperació
Verbsreformmake changes for improvement in order to remove abuse and injustices
reformchange for the better
reformbring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one

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