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reverse

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of reverse

  1. 1 a change in status for the worse usually temporarily the party has suffered some major reverses as a result of the corruption scandal Synonyms of reverse knock, lapse, reversal, setback Words Related to reverse disappointment, frustration, letdown; comedown, decline, descent, down, downfall, fall; turnabout, turnaround; recession, regression, retrogression, reversion; relapse; breakdown, collapse, crash, meltdown, ruin, undoing Near Antonyms of reverse status quo

  2. 2 something that is as different as possible from something else how could you think I don't like pizza, when it's just the reverse: I love pizza Synonyms of reverse antipode, antithesis, contrary, counter, negative, obverse, oppositeWords Related to reverse negation; antonym; counterpoint; converse, inverse, mirror imageNear Antonyms of reverse synonym; analogue (or analog), counterpart; carbon copy, copy, duplicate, replica

  3. 3 a behind part or surface on the reverse of the ticket you'll find the notice that it's nontransferable Synonyms of reverse back, rear, tailAntonyms of reverse face, forehead, forepart, front


reverse

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of reverse

  1. 1 to change (as an opinion) to the contrary the appeals court reversed the district court's decision Synonyms of reverse switch Words Related to reverse abrogate, annul, overturn, repeal, rescind, revoke, strike down; about-face, backtrack, countermand, revert Near Antonyms of reverse maintain, support, uphold

  2. 2 to change the position of (an object) so that the opposite side or end is showing when one side of the cleaning cloth gets dirty, just reverse it you can reverse the jacket for a whole new look Synonyms of reverse flip, invert, turn over Words Related to reverse transpose; exchange, interchange, shift, switch; overturn, upset

Synonym Discussion of reverse

reverse, transpose, invert mean to change to the opposite position. reverse is the most general term and may imply change in order, side, direction, meaning.
    • reversed his position on the trade agreement
transpose implies a change in order or relative position of units often through exchange of position.
    • transposed the letters to form an anagram
invert applies chiefly to turning upside down or inside out.
    • the number 9 looks like an inverted 6


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