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thought reform

Syllabification: thought re·form

Definition of thought reform in English:

noun

The systematic alteration of a person’s mode of thinking, especially (in communist China) a process of individual political indoctrination.
Example sentences
  • One would have to be extremely cautious about labeling a process between two people to be thought reform.
  • They will use thought reform or mind control techniques to gain control and keep their members.
  • Certain techniques used what is called thought reform and mind control.

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