revert to

phrasal verb
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.

Learn More about revert to

Statistics for revert to

Cite this Entry

“Revert to.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

Comments on revert to

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


to help to grow, develop, or succeed

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Intact Latin Quiz

  • roman tablet
  • What did focus mean in Latin?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Dictionary Devil

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!