|1.||[ verb ] change to the contrary|
"The trend was reversed" "the tides turned against him" "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern"
|Related terms:||change correct revert switch_over undo permute metamorphose turn_the_tables commutate falsify desecrate desynchronize undo interchange switch_on switch_off disgust turning|
|2.||[ verb ] turn inside out or upside down|
|Related terms:||change inverter inversion reversion inversion|
|3.||[ verb ] rule against|
|Synonyms:||override overturn overthrow overrule|
"The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"
|Related terms:||rule reversal|
|4.||[ noun ] the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed|
|Related terms:||gear car|
|5.||[ noun ] a relation of direct opposition|
"we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"
|Related terms:||opposition revoke|
|6.||[ adjective ] directed or moving toward the rear|
"a rearward glance" "a rearward movement"
|7.||[ verb ] annul by recalling or rescinding|
|Synonyms:||repeal rescind lift countermand annul overturn vacate revoke|
"He revoked the ban on smoking" "lift an embargo" "vacate a death sentence"
|Related terms:||cancel renege abrogation reversal vacation revocation|
|8.||[ adjective ] reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect|
|9.||[ noun ] an unfortunate happening that hinders of impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating|
|Synonyms:||setback blow black_eye reversal|
|Related terms:||happening whammy set_back|
|10.||[ adjective ] of the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle|
"in reverse gear"
|11.||[ noun ] the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design|
|Related terms:||obverse side tail coin|
|12.||[ noun ] (American football) a running play in which a back running in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the opposite direction|
|Related terms:||run double_reverse American_football|
|13.||[ noun ] turning in the opposite direction|
|Synonyms:||reversal turnabout turnaround reversion|
|Related terms:||change_of_direction about-face u-turn invert|