Definition of reformer
1 : one that works for or urges reform
2 capitalized : a leader of the Protestant Reformation
3 : an apparatus for cracking oils or gases to form specialized products
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Others were more skeptical, warning that Kim was no reformer, despite his love of professional basketball and pizza.
Other would-be reformers are advocating policies that could amount to UBI by other names.
Can anyone be a reformer with friends on the inside?
Once old five-pound notes, which highlight prison reformer Elizabeth Fry, are taken out of circulation, Austen will be the only woman, aside from the Queen, on British currency.
Abramoff, the crooked conservative activist and lobbyist, refashioned himself after returning from prison as a chastened reformer.
MSCI decision puts ball back in Chinese reformers' court.
On the other hand, critics and reformers see an entrenched government bureaucracy with little room for innovation.
A contest between Orr and Yarbrough could be framed up as reformer-versus-old-school regular Democrat.
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Definition of reformer for English Language Learners
: a person who works to change and improve a society, government, etc.
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