re·form /ri-'fȯrm/ vt1: to put (a writing) into a corrected form that more accurately reflects the agreement of the partiesallows a writing signed by mistake to be reform ed — W. M. McGovern, Jr. et al. compare ratify2: to induce or cause to abandon wrongful or harmful waysa reform ed drug dealervi: to become changed for the better
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
advancement, alteration, amelioration, amendment, betterment, change, correctio, correction, development, elevation, emendatio, enhancement, enrichment, improvement, innovation, melioration, progress, progression, progressivism, recast, reclamation, reconstitution, reconstruction, recovery, recreation, rectification, refinement, reformation, regeneration, remaking, renewal, renovation, repair, revision
ameliorate, amend, better, change, convert, correct, corrigere, cure, emend, enhance, fix, form anew, improve, make better, make over, meliorate, mend, modify, rearrange, recast, reclaim, reconstitute, reconstruct, rectify, redeem, redo, redress, reestablish, refashion, refine, regenerate, rehabilitate, remake, remedy, remodel, renew, renovate, reorganize, repair, repent, reshape, restore, revise, revolutionize, rework, set straight, uplift
associated concepts: reform a contract, reform a deed, reform a lease, reform a will, reform an instrument
ameliorate, amend, change, convert (change use), convert (persuade), correction (change), development (progression), emend, fix (repair), meliorate, modify (alter), progress, reconstitute, reconstruct, recreate, rectify, redeem (satisfy debts), repair (noun), repair (verb), repent, reproduce, restore (renew), revision (process of correcting), transform
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.To correct; to change something to make it better; to change oneself or another person for the better; to correct a written instrument under court order.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.