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reverse - Dictionary definition and meaning for word reverse

Definition
(noun) a relation of direct opposition
Synonyms : contrary , opposite
Example Sentence
  • we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true

Definition
(noun) the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed
Synonyms : reverse gear

Definition
(noun) an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
Synonyms : black eye , blow , reversal , setback

Definition
(noun) the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design
Synonyms : verso

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(noun) (American football) a running play in which a back running in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the opposite direction
Definition
(noun) turning in the opposite direction
Definition
(verb) change to the contrary
Synonyms : change by reversal , turn
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) turn inside out or upside down
Synonyms : invert , turn back

Definition
(verb) rule against
Synonyms : override , overrule , overthrow , overturn
Example Sentence
  • The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill

Definition
(verb) cancel officially
Example Sentence
  • He revoked the ban on smoking
  • lift an embargo
  • vacate a death sentence

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(verb) reverse the position, order, relation, or condition of
Synonyms : invert
Example Sentence
  • when forming a question, invert the subject and the verb

Definition
(adj) directed or moving toward the rear
Synonyms : rearward
Example Sentence
  • a rearward glance
  • a rearward movement

Definition
(adj) of the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle
Example Sentence
  • in reverse gear

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(adj) reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect
Synonyms : inverse

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