a person devoted to bringing about significant change in attitudes and practices, such as in politics or society generally or within a particular organization.
Reformer, Church History. any of the leaders of the Reformation.
- an·ti·re·form·er, noun
- coun·ter·re·form·er, noun
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How to use reformer in a sentence
Gloria campaigned on a platform to have the city better serve all of its residents amid a reckoning on racial justice and as local reformers successfully pushed for an independent police review commission and a new office of race and equity.7 Big Promises and Priorities From Gloria’s State of the City Address | Lisa Halverstadt and MacKenzie Elmer | January 14, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Ramaphosa claims the goal is to bring greater transparency — and experts agree that, given a host of corruption scandals, a reformer mindset is needed.
So, some reformers have called to replace the “consumer welfare” standard with “effective competition,” using antitrust to “protect” market participants throughout the supply chain, including workers.FTC commissioner: Is antitrust the next stakeholder capitalism battleground? | jakemeth | September 26, 2020 | Fortune
At the local level, moderate reformers have suggested ideas such as 8 Can’t Wait’s plan to revamp police use-of-force policies.Kenosha’s looting is a symptom of a decrepit democracy | Aaron Ross Coleman | September 4, 2020 | Vox
Criminal justice reformers also demanded this weekend that all aspects of it be made public when complete.Morning Report: Border Patrol Is Tripping Up Legal Pot Operations | Voice of San Diego | June 29, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
He was a dictator, to be sure, but also an enlightened reformer.
But he said he has learned from his time there and is a born-again reformer.The Independents Who Could Tip the Senate in November | Linda Killian | October 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Their drop-in rate starts at $39 for all classes using the reformer.
Their roster also includes reformer, Power Tower, Cardio Chair, and many other Pilates-based classes.
This class uses a MegaFormer, easiest to describe as a Pilates reformer on steroids.
John Huss, a celebrated German reformer, burnt by the council of Constance.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Presently the cords were tightened, by means of a wrench, without the pressure causing much pain to the young reformer.Catherine de' Medici | Honore de Balzac
August witnessed the decease of the veteran anti-reformer, Sir Charles Wetherell.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
He was both a political and moral reformer,--an organizer of new forces, a man of great executive ability, a judge and a prophet.Beacon Lights of History, Volume II | John Lord
This abuse was attacked by an enterprising reformer, and of course defended by the coterie.Decline of Science in England | Charles Babbage