Examples of revert in a sentence
after the national emergency had passed, the political parties abandoned their shotgun unity and reverted to their partisan squabbling
Origin and Etymology of revert
Middle English, from Anglo-French revertir, from Latin revertere, transitive verb, to turn back & reverti, intransitive verb, to return, come back, from re- + vertere, verti to turn — more at worth
First Known Use: 15th century
REVERT Defined for Kids
Definition of revert for Students
: to come or go back He reverted to bad habits.
Word Root of revert
The Latin word vertere, meaning “to turn” or “to change,” and its form versus give us the roots vert and vers. Words from the Latin vertere have something to do with turning or changing. Anything versatile, or able to do or be used for many different things, can change its task easily. A vertebra is a bone in the spine that allows an animal to turn its head or body. To avert is to turn away. To divert is to turn aside onto a new path. To revert is to turn back to a former way of being.
Legal Definition of revert
1 : to come or go back (as to a former status or state) if the donee of a general power fails to exercise it…the appointive assets revert to the donor's estate — W. M. McGovern, Jr. et al.
2 : to return to the grantor or his or her heirs as a reversion
revertible\-ˈvər-tə-bəl\ play adjective
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