reformer

[ ri-fawr-mer ]
/ rɪˈfɔr mər /

noun

a person devoted to bringing about reform, as in politics or society.
(initial capital letter) any of the leaders of the Reformation.

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Origin of reformer

First recorded in 1520–30; reform + -er1

OTHER WORDS FROM reformer

an·ti·re·form·er, nouncoun·ter·re·form·er, noun

Definition for reformers (2 of 2)

re-form
[ ree-fawrm ]
/ riˈfɔrm /

verb (used with or without object)

to form again.

Origin of re-form

1300–50; Middle English; orig. identical with reform

OTHER WORDS FROM re-form

re-for·ma·tion, nounre-form·er, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH re-form

re-form reform
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British Dictionary definitions for reformers

re-form
/ (riːˈfɔːm) /

verb

to form anew

Derived forms of re-form

re-formation, noun
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