re·​form·​er ri-ˈfȯr-mər How to pronounce reformer (audio)
: one that works for or urges reform
capitalized : a leader of the Protestant Reformation
: an apparatus for cracking oils or gases to form specialized products

Examples of reformer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Riding a wave of public recognition and endorsements, reformers set their sights on amending the U.S. Constitution. TIME, 13 May 2024 Typically portrayed as a middle-aged nursemaid whose main claim to fame was surviving the mercurial Tudor king, Catherine was an accomplished scholar, religious reformer and advocate for women’s education. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for reformer 

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Word History

First Known Use

1526, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of reformer was in 1526

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“Reformer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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re·​form·​er ri-ˈfȯr-mər How to pronounce reformer (audio)
: one that works for reform
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