2. reform, improve, better, ameliorate, meliorate, straighten out or up, set straight, put on the straight and narrow; transform, reconvert, change, alter; reorganize, rearrange, readjust, revise, revamp; reeducate, reorient, change one's outlook or views, give one's life new meaning; reteach, indoctrinate, brainwash; salvage, save, redeem, convert.
3. reestablish, reinstate, reinstitute, bring back, reinstall, replace; revive, revivify, bring back to life, rein-vigorate, refresh, put new life into. rehabilitation, n. 1. restoration, reclamation, redevelopment, reconditioning, normalization; renovation, renewal, refurbishment; reparation, repair, fixing up, mending, redintegration, reconstruction, rebuilding, reconstitution, recomposition; remediation, correction, amendment, rectification.
2. reformation, improvement, amelioration, melioration; transformation, reconversion, change, alteration; reorganization, rearrangement, readjustment, revision, revampment; reeducation, reorientation, reteaching, indoctrination, brainwashing; salvation, Theol. redemption.
3. reestablishment, reinstatement, reinstitution; reinstallation, reinstallment, replacement; revival, revivification, reinvigoration, refreshment. rehash, v. 1. rework, rephrase, paraphrase, state differently, say in different words, restate, translate; discuss again, retalk, renegotiate, Inf. go over the same ground.
-n. 2. reworking, rewording, translation; interpretation, restatement, Inf. rewrite; new version, revival, elucidation, elaboration; repetition, reiteration, same old tune, broken record. rehearsal, n. 1. drill, exercise, practice, Inf. the practice that makes perfect; reading, first reading, read-through, dry run; pre-performance run-through, dress rehearsal, preliminary performance; training,
discipline, warm-up, preparation, making ready.
2. repetition, recounting, restatement, reiteration; retelling, recapitulation, the same old story; retold story, twice-told tale; drumming, hammering, dinning,
rehearse, v. 1. practice, prepare, run through; get
ready, Inf. walk through, Inf. block in, hold a rehears al; Inf. put [s.o.] through his paces, Inf. go through one's act.
2. drill, do again and again, train, exercise, discipline; warm up, make ready.
3. relate, recount repeat; review, run over, sum up; chronicle, tell, tell about; give a report or account of, set forth, articulate, communicate, convey, impart, unfold, render; delineate, describe, portray, depict; explain, give the particulars, particularize; recapitulate, Inf. go over the same ground, retell, say the same old thing, Inf. go around twice; ditto, encore, tautologize, battologize, repeat oneself. reign, n. 1. reigning years, period of rule, dynasty, time of authority, time on the throne.
2. kingship, crown, regime, regency, suzerainty; authority, sway, administration, governance, government, jurisdiction, direction; leadership, mastery, hegemony, predominance; prerogative; tyranny, dictatorship, despotism, absolutism, mastery; autocracy, monarchy, imperialism; control, command, domination, power, mastery.
-v. 3. rule, dominate, master, control, govern; command, order, run the show, rule the roost, wear the crown, occupy the throne, (in India) raj; be on top, wield the scepter, wield the power, hold sway; govern, supervise, boss, manage, handle, regulate, lead; tyrannize, rule with a rod of iron, rule with an iron hand; oppress, suppress, keep down, subjugate.
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