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reformer

[ri-fawr-mer] /rɪˈfɔr mər/
noun
1.
a person devoted to bringing about reform, as in politics or society.
2.
(initial capital letter) any of the leaders of the Reformation.
Origin of reformer
1520-1530
First recorded in 1520-30; reform + -er1
Related forms
antireformer, noun
counterreformer, noun

re-form

[ree-fawrm] /riˈfɔrm/
verb (used with or without object)
1.
to form again.
Origin
1300-50; Middle English; orig. identical with reform
Related forms
re-formation, noun
re-former, noun
Can be confused
re-form, reform.
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re-form

/riːˈfɔːm/
verb
1.
to form anew
Derived Forms
re-formation, noun
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Word Origin and History for reformers

re-form

v.

"form again," mid-14c., from re- + form (v.). Related: Re-formed; re-forming; re-formation.

reformer

n.

1540s, agent noun from reform (v.).

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