Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Thesaurus

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




Learn More about reverse


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up reverse? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

of striking ability or excellence

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

two-chairs-on-a-pier-by-the-ocean-in-summer

Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?

brumal estival vernal hiemal
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ