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revert

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verb re·vert \ri-ˈvərt\

Definition of revert

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to come or go back (as to a former condition, period, or subject)

  3. 2 :  to return to the proprietor or his or her heirs at the end of a reversion

  4. 3 :  to return to an ancestral type

re·vert·er noun
re·vert·ible play \-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


Medical Dictionary

revert

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intransitive verb re·vert \ri-ˈvərt\

Medical Definition of revert

  1. :  to undergo reversion

  2. re·vert·ible \-ˈvərt-ə-bəl\play adjective






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