reformar

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reformar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to modify)
a. to reform
El Congreso reformó la ley de inmigración.Congress reformed the immigration law.
b. to alter
Bajé de peso, así que voy a llevarle el traje al sastre para que lo reforme.I've lost some weight, so I'll have a tailor alter my suit.
2. (to refurbish)
a. to renovate
Tenemos pensado reformar y volver a pintar toda la cocina.We are planning to renovate and repaint the kitchen completely.
b. to redecorate
El diseñador de interiores reformó mi casa y le dio un estilo escandinavo.The interior designer redecorated my house in a Scandinavian style.
3. (to cause someone to change their behavior)
a. to reform
El sacerdote reformó al joven delincuente y le enseñó la profesión de carpintero.The priest reformed the young criminal and taught him carpentry.
reformarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (to change one's behavior)
a. to mend one's ways
El budismo y la meditación me ayudaron a reformarme y convertirme en una mejor persona.Buddhism and meditation helped me mend my ways and become a better person.
b. to reform
Mi hermano se reformó y dejó de cometer actos de vandalismo.My brother reformed and stopped committing acts of vandalism.
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reformar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (cambiar)
a. to reform
2. (local, casa)
a. to renovate, to do up
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (general)
a. to mend one's ways
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reformar
transitive verb
1 [+edificio] to renovate
van a reformar todas las casas del casco antiguo they are going to renovate all the houses in the old quarter
2 [+ley, sistema] to reform
han reformado los estatutos del partido they have reformed the party statutes
3 [+persona] to reform
su novia ha conseguido reformarle y ya no bebe his girlfriend has managed to reform him and he doesn't drink any more
4 (Cos) to alter
5 (formar de otro modo) to re-form
pronominal verb
reformarse [+persona] to reform; mend one's ways
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