Synonyms & Similar Words
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.
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.
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.
“Invert.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/invert. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.
Nglish: Translation of invert for Spanish Speakers
Britannica English: Translation of invert for Arabic Speakers
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