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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 donʼt like pizza, when itʼs 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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