Definition of thought reform in US English:

thought reform


  • The systematic alteration of a person's mode of thinking, especially (in Communist China) a process of individual political indoctrination.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The remaining two guides - on free speech and on thought reform - will be available by the end of September 2003.’