1. [ verb ] change to the contrary
Synonyms: turn change_by_reversal

"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
Synonyms: invert
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
Synonyms: contrary opposite

"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
Synonyms: rearward

"a rearward glance" "a rearward movement"

Related terms: backward
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
Synonyms: inverse
Related terms: backward
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"

Related terms: forward
11. [ noun ] the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design
Synonyms: verso
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
Similar spelling:   reversed