reverted to; reverting to; reverts to
Definition of revert to
1 : to go back or return to (an earlier state, condition, situation, etc.) She has reverted (back) to her old habits. My blood pressure has reverted to normal. After playing badly in the last two games, he seems to have reverted to (is previous) form.
2 law, of property : to be given to (a former owner or a former owner's heir) The estate reverted to a distant cousin.
Love words? Need even more definitions?Merriam-Webster unabridged
Words at Play
Ask the Editors
- More Confusing Words—Quiz Take the quiz
- Valentine's Day Quiz Take the quiz
- How Strong Is Your Vocabulary? Take the quiz
- Word Winder's CrossWinder Play the game