revert to

phrasal verb

reverted to; reverting to; reverts 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.

Examples of revert to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Capote gave up, reverting to a defense of his affection for the moneyed class. Ginia Bellafante, New York Times, 26 Jan. 2024 WildEarth Guardians and Winter Wildlands Alliance, two conservation groups that signed on to the lawsuit as defendant intervenors alongside the Forest Service, said in a statement that they’re disappointed with Nye’s decision to revert to the 2017 closure. Nicole Blanchard, Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 With that said, the only vaccine that is known to have reverted to its pathogenic (disease-causing) form is the live oral polio vaccine, which is no longer used in the United States. Pat Bass, Md, Verywell Health, 19 Jan. 2024 The Hotline believes deeply that, with injuries as with turnovers, teams revert to the mean after experiencing a season that qualifies as extreme. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, 9 Jan. 2024 If no action is taken, Connecticut will revert to federal EPA standards that aim to have 67% of all new cars and 25% of new heavy-duty trucks sold in the U.S. be electric by 2032. Yash Roy, Hartford Courant, 17 Jan. 2024 Under a legal arrangement, should the museum be unable to operate for any reason, its property in Loch Haven Park would revert to the city. Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel, 13 Jan. 2024 At the end of the year prices revert to $8/month and $13/month, respectively. Louryn Strampe, WIRED, 26 Nov. 2023 New York City in particular has seen an unprecedented influx of immigrants, forcing some students to revert to remote learning in order to allow the immigrants to be housed in city schools. Jenny Goldsberry, Washington Examiner, 12 Jan. 2024 See More

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“Revert to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/revert%20to. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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