revert

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re·vert

verb \ri-ˈvərt\

Definition of REVERT

intransitive verb
1
:  to come or go back (as to a former condition, period, or subject)
2
:  to return to the proprietor or his or her heirs at the end of a reversion
3
:  to return to an ancestral type
re·vert·er noun
re·vert·ible \-ˈvər-tə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of REVERT

  1. <after the national emergency had passed, the political parties abandoned their shotgun unity and reverted to their partisan squabbling>

Origin of REVERT

Middle English, from Anglo-French revertir, from Latin revertere, v.t., to turn back & reverti, v.i., to return, come back, from re- + vertere, verti to turn — more at worth
First Known Use: 15th century

re·vert

intransitive verb \ri-ˈvərt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of REVERT

: to undergo reversion
re·vert·ible \-ˈvərt-ə-bəl\ adjective

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