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-formo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a.,
I.to shape again, remould, transform, metamorphose, change (not ante-Aug.).
I. Lit.: “sed preme, quicquid erit, dum, quod fuit ante, reformet,” i.e. until she resumes her first shape, Ov. M. 11, 254; cf. id. ib. 9, 399: “rursus in facies hominum tales figuras,App. M. 3, p. 139, 26: “aliquem in alienam personam,id. ib. 11 fin.: “hunc (asinum) ad homines,id. ib. 11, p. 264, 24: “corpus humilitatis nostrae,Vulg. Phil. 3, 21: “claudorum pedes ad officium gradiendi,Lact. 4, 26, 1.—
II. Trop.
1. To change, alter: “divinae providentiae fatalis dispositio subverti vel reformari non potest,App. M. 9, p. 217, 27: “sententias in pejus,Dig. 49, 1, 1: “cum Themistocles ruinas patriae in pristinum habitum reformaret,Val. Max. 6, 5, 2 ext.
2. Pregn., to amend, reform; of persons: “(quadragenarius pupillus) non potest reformari,Sen. Ep. 25, 1: “sed reformamini in novitate sensūs vestri,Vulg. Rom. 12, 2.— “Of things: imitari proposita et ad illa reformare chirographum,Sen. Ep. 94, 51: “mores depravatos,Plin. Pan. 53, 1; so, “solutam et perditam disciplinam,Eum. Pan. Const. 2. —
3. To restore, re-establish: “pacem,Eutr. 9, 20.
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