vice versa

vice ver·​sa | \ ˌvī-si-ˈvər-sə How to pronounce vice versa (audio) , ˈvīs-ˈvər- How to pronounce vice versa (audio) \

Definition of vice versa

: with the order changed : with the relations reversed : conversely

Examples of vice versa in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To move right, push off your left foot and vice versa. Tovin Lapan,, "Shadowboxing: Throw a punch like you mean it," 14 May 2020 People get to really see you in your most bare state and vice versa. Sydney Scott, Essence, "Drake Creates New Dance Challenge With 'Toosie Slide'," 3 Apr. 2020 The source of inspiration in this story isn’t a coach but rather a reclusive Pulitzer-winning novelist (Sean Connery), who brings out the best in the youngster and vice versa. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "March madness: The 20 best basketball films, definitively ranked (including Ben Affleck's 'The Way Back')," 9 Mar. 2020 Trying to go from black to blonde or vice versa doesn’t happen in one application. Laura Daily, Washington Post, "You can save money by coloring your hair at home. But should you?," 27 Jan. 2020 City staff’s work schedule has been split, with one half working at home for one day while another half works at the office and vice versa, Hauck said, and large meetings have been eliminated and replaced with video or conference calls. Paul Wedding, Houston Chronicle, "City of Tomball working through coronavirus pandemic," 8 Apr. 2020 Your ignorance of infectious disease could lead to my demise and vice versa. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "The coronavirus crisis proves the internet should be a public utility," 26 Mar. 2020 This helps reduce your exposure to others and vice versa. Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Daily News, "Think you have coronavirus symptoms? Here’s what might happen if you live in Alaska.," 13 Mar. 2020 Scrub your left palm with clasped fingers of your right hand and vice versa. Kristen Jordan Shamus,, "Preparing for an outbreak: What everyone needs to know about novel coronavirus," 29 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of vice versa

1601, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of vice versa was in 1601

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25 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Vice versa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of vice versa

used to say that the opposite of a statement is also true

vice versa

vice ver·​sa | \ ˌvī-si-ˈvər-sə How to pronounce vice versa (audio) , ˈvīs-ˈvər- \

Kids Definition of vice versa

: with the order turned around Go here to there, not vice versa.

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