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reverse

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of reverse

  1. 1 a change in status for the worse usually temporarily <the party has suffered some major reverses as a result of the corruption scandal> Synonyms knock, lapse, reversal, setback Related Words disappointment, frustration, letdown; comedown, decline, descent, down, downfall, fall; turnabout, turnaround; recession, regression, retrogression, reversion; relapse; breakdown, collapse, crash, meltdown, ruin, undoing Near Antonyms status quo

  2. 2 something that is as different as possible from something else <how could you think I don't like pizza, when it's just the reverse: I love pizza> Synonyms antipode, antithesis, contrary, counter, negative, obverse, oppositeRelated Words negation; antonym; counterpoint; converse, inverse, mirror imageNear Antonyms synonym; analogue (or analog), counterpart; carbon copy, copy, duplicate, replica

  3. 3 a behind part or surface <on the reverse of the ticket you'll find the notice that it's nontransferable> Synonyms back, rear, tailAntonyms face, forehead, forepart, front




reverse

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of reverse

  1. 1 to change (as an opinion) to the contrary <the appeals court reversed the district court's decision> Synonyms switch Related Words abrogate, annul, overturn, repeal, rescind, revoke, strike down; about-face, backtrack, countermand, revert Near Antonyms maintain, support, uphold

  2. 2 to change the position of (an object) so that the opposite side or end is showing <when one side of the cleaning cloth gets dirty, just reverse it> <you can reverse the jacket for a whole new look> Synonyms flip, invert, turn over Related Words transpose; exchange, interchange, shift, switch; overturn, upset





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