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  Definition of reverse
  1. turning in the opposite direction
  2. (American football) a running play in which a back running in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the opposite direction
  3. the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed
  4. the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design
  5. an unfortunate happening that hinders of impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
  6. a relation of direct opposition; "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"
  7. change to the contrary; "The trend was reversed"; "the tides turned against him"; "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern"
  8. turn inside out or upside down
  9. rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"
  10. annul by recalling or rescinding; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
  11. reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect
  12. directed or moving toward the rear; "a rearward glance"; "a rearward movement"
  13. of the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle; "in reverse gear"
Similar Words: reversion, reversal, turnabout, turnaround, verso, setback, blow, black eye, contrary, opposite, change by reversal, turn, invert, overrule, overturn, override, overthrow, revoke, annul, lift, countermand, repeal, rescind, vacate, inverse, rearward

 

See Also: switch on, turn on, switch off, cut, turn off, turn out

 

Hyponyms: about-face, about turn, u-turn, double reverse, tail, whammy, interchange, tack, switch, alternate, flip, flip-flop, turn the tables, turn the tide, commutate, switch over, exchange, correct, rectify, right, falsify, permute, commute, transpose, metamorphose, transfigure, transmogrify, revert, return, retrovert, regress, turn back, desynchronize, desynchronise, desecrate, deconsecrate, undo, renege, renege on, renegue on, go back on

 

Part Meronyms: car, auto, automobile, machine, motorcar, coin

 

Derivational Morphology: invert, change by reversal, turn, set back, revoke, annul, lift, countermand, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate, contrary, opposite, reversion, reversal, turnabout, turnaround, turning, turn around, inversion, eversion, everting, upending, inverter, vacation, recission, rescission, abrogation, annulment, change of mind, flip-flop, revocation

 

Anagrams: reserve

 

 
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