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invert

verb

Synonyms of invert

to change the position of (an object) so that the opposite side or end is showing
  • if you invert the coin, there's a picture of a buffalo on the back

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How does the verb invert contrast with its synonyms?

The words reverse and transpose are common synonyms of invert. While all three words mean "to change to the opposite position," invert applies chiefly to turning upside down or inside out.

the number 9 looks like an inverted 6

Where would reverse be a reasonable alternative to invert?

The words reverse and invert can be used in similar contexts, but reverse is the most general term and may imply change in order, side, direction, meaning.

reversed his position on the trade agreement

When is transpose a more appropriate choice than invert?

While in some cases nearly identical to invert, transpose implies a change in order or relative position of units often through exchange of position.

transposed the letters to form an anagram

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The first known use of invert was in 1533

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“Invert.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/invert. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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