reform noun


drastic, fundamental, great, important, major, radical, significant, substantial | comprehensive, far-reaching, sweeping, wholesale, wide-ranging | minor | piecemeal | new | further | immediate | rapid | much needed, necessary, overdue
Health care reform is long overdue.
| effective | practical | moral, political, social | democratic, liberal | domestic, institutional, internal | procedural, structural | administrative, governmental | constitutional, electoral, judicial, law, legal, legislative | penal, prison | curriculum, educational | welfare | budgetary, economic, financial, monetary, tax | agrarian, agricultural, environmental, land




adopt, bring about, introduce, put in place | push through
They wanted a weak president and a strong one-chamber parliament able to push through radical reforms.
| carry out/through, implement, put into practice, undertake | accelerate
efforts to accelerate the structural reform of the economy
| delay | block
The conservative coalition could delay further reforms or block them altogether.
| accept, welcome | advocate, call for, press for, propose
They have issued a statement advocating reform of the legal system.
| demand | back, encourage, support
We are committed to supporting democracy and reform in the region.
| require
The practice of global politics requires reform.
| plan | discuss


go through
The reforms went through in spite of opposition from teachers.
| aim at sth
tax reforms aimed at encouraging land development


process | movement | initiative, measure, package, programme | act, bill | policy


~ in
reforms in housing and education


the need for reform, the pace of reform, a programme of reform, a timetable for reform


reform verb


drastically, fundamentally, radically
The health service must be radically reformed.


attempt to, seek to, try to


attempts/efforts/proposals to reform sth, a need to reform sth





What is a collocation?

A collocation is two or more words that often go together. These combinations (for example collocations with “reforms”) just sound “right” to native English speakers, who use them all the time. On the other hand, other combinations of “reforms” may be unnatural and just sound “wrong”.

Using collocations list of “reforms” improves your English, especially your English speaking skills, and increases your vocabulary words in English.


Why learn collocations with “reforms”?

  • When using collocations with “reforms”, Your language will be more natural and more easily understood.
  • You will have alternative and richer ways of expressing yourself.
  • It is easier for our brains to remember and use language in chunks or blocks such as Common Collocations with “reforms” rather than as single words (reforms | Definitions, Meanings, Synonyms and Antonyms of “reforms”)

How to learn collocations with “reforms”?

  • Be aware of collocations with reforms , and try to recognize them when you see or hear them.
  • Treat collocations  as single blocks of language. Think of them as individual blocks or chunks, and learn strongly support, not strongly + support.
  • When you learn a new word  (e.g. reforms | Definitions, Meanings, Synonyms and Antonyms of “reforms”), write down other words that collocate with it.
  • Read as much as possible. Reading is an excellent way to learn vocabulary and collocations of  “reforms” in context and naturally.
  • Revise what you learn regularly. Practice using new collocations with “reforms” in context as soon as possible after learning them.
  • Learn collocations with “reforms” in groups that work for you. You could learn them by topic (time, number, weather, money, family) or by a particular word (take action, take a chance, take an exam).


Types of collocation with “reforms”

There are several different types of collocation made from combinations of verb, noun, adjective etc. Some of the most common types are:

  • adverb + adjective: completely satisfied (NOT downright satisfied)
  • adjective + noun: excruciating pain (NOT excruciating joy)
  • noun + noun: a surge of anger (NOT a rush of anger)
  • noun + verb: lions roar (NOT lions shout)
  • verb + noun: commit suicide (NOT undertake suicide)
  • verb + expression with preposition: burst into tears (NOT blow up in tears)
  • verb + adverb: wave frantically (NOT wave feverishly)


Using Collocations of reforms to Boost Your IELTS Score

The correct use of collocations of “reforms” is an essential part of improving your English level and boosting your IELTS score. Using collocations + “reforms” sentence examples correctly allows you to write and speak more like a native speaker and they are also one of the things that examiners look out for when marking your tests.