reform-n; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: a change

Commentary: A correct of abuses or malpractices, usually in reference to law, a social system, or an institution

The reforms he proposed were too radical for the politicians.
The program of economic reform proved successful.
A bureaucratic reform ended much of the company's paperwork.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1 2

Sense Number 2: change self

Commentary: Self-improvement in behavior or morals by abandoning some vice

The family rejoiced in the drunkard's reform.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 3