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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By teaching students to clean themselves, reformers hoped that children would get their parents to bathe regularly as well.
Using photographs, old documents and clothing, the museum goes through the short presidency of reformer Francisco Madero, followed by his overthrow and assassination at the hands of Gen. Victoriano Huerta.
A court in Bahrain ordered the country’s last main opposition group, Waad, dissolved and its property confiscated Wednesday in the latest blow to reformers and dissenting voices in the Middle Eastern island nation.
Reformers ... were able to distance themselves from what’s happening nationally and still win.
Mr. Obama, who remains wildly popular in Europe, was not shy about weighing in on France’s presidential race and endorsing the centrist reformer Emmanuel Macron, the winner.
Reformers and centrists have sought, in varying degrees, to open up Iran again, by relaxing some of the rigid Islamic strictures and engaging with the outside world.
Like so many media reformers, Minow strikes me as reluctant to acknowledge an obvious difference between 1961 and 2011.
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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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