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reverse

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1 a change in status for the worse usually temporarily
  • The party has suffered some major reverses as a result of the corruption scandal.
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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!
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3 a behind part or surface
  • On the reverse of the ticket you'll find the notice that it's nontransferable.
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reverse

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1 to change (as an opinion) to the contrary
  • The appeals court reversed the district court's decision.
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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.
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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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