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1. reverse

verb. ['rɪˈvɝːs, riːˈvɝːs'] change to the contrary.

Synonyms

  • right
  • commute
  • tack
  • exchange
  • switch over
  • transmogrify
  • permute
  • change by reversal
  • falsify
  • deconsecrate
  • interchange
  • retrovert
  • change
  • return
  • desecrate
  • alternate
  • correct
  • undo
  • transfigure
  • turn the tide
  • regress
  • turn the tables
  • commutate
  • desynchronize
  • flip-flop
  • switch
  • revert
  • transpose
  • flip
  • turn
  • turn back
  • metamorphose
  • desynchronise
  • unhallow

Antonyms

  • falsify
  • stay
  • synchronize
  • consecrate
  • correct

Etymology

  • revers (Anglo-Norman)

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Words that Rhyme with Reverse

  • transverse
  • intersperse
  • biodiverse
  • reimburse
  • traverse
  • submerse
  • disperse
  • disburse
  • converse
  • rehearse
  • perverse
  • obverse
  • inverse
  • diverse
  • adverse
  • immerse
  • emerse
  • coerce
  • averse
  • worse
  • terse
  • scearce
  • purse
  • perse
  • pers
  • perce
  • pearse
  • nurse
  • merce
  • kerce

Example sentences of the word reverse


1. Verb, base form
You may sue your agent, but you may not reverse the transaction.

2. Adjective
Do this in reverse order from the way you disassembled it.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Make sure that the picture is in reverse, like looking at a mirror.

Quotes containing the word reverse


1. I didn't want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that's really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you're so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare.
- Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story

2. If we study learning as a data science, we can reverse engineer the human brain and tailor learning techniques to maximize the chances of student success. This is the biggest revolution that could happen in education, turning it into a data-driven science, and not such a medieval set of rumors professors tend to carry on.
- Sebastian Thrun

3. Do I dare Disturb the universe? In a minute there is time For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.
- T.S. Eliot

2. reverse

verb. ['rɪˈvɝːs, riːˈvɝːs'] turn inside out or upside down.

Synonyms

  • modify
  • change
  • turn back
  • invert

Antonyms

  • prove
  • deconcentrate
  • destabilize
  • enable

Etymology

  • revers (Anglo-Norman)

3. reverse

verb. ['rɪˈvɝːs, riːˈvɝːs'] rule against.

Synonyms

  • decree
  • overrule
  • override
  • overthrow
  • rule

Antonyms

  • demilitarize
  • dehydrogenate
  • sensitise
  • destabilise

Etymology

  • revers (Anglo-Norman)

4. reverse

noun. ['rɪˈvɝːs, riːˈvɝːs'] the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed.

Synonyms

  • auto
  • car
  • motorcar
  • gear
  • automobile
  • machine
  • gear mechanism

Antonyms

  • unjust
  • improperly
  • wrongfulness
  • injustice

Etymology

  • revers (Anglo-Norman)

5. reverse

noun. ['rɪˈvɝːs, riːˈvɝːs'] a relation of direct opposition.

Synonyms

  • oppositeness
  • opposition
  • opposite

Antonyms

  • disassemble
  • disjoin
  • detach
  • unfasten

Etymology

  • revers (Anglo-Norman)

6. reverse

adjective. ['rɪˈvɝːs, riːˈvɝːs'] directed or moving toward the rear.

Synonyms

  • backward

Antonyms

  • improper
  • inaccurate

Etymology

  • revers (Anglo-Norman)

7. reverse

noun. ['rɪˈvɝːs, riːˈvɝːs'] the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design.

Synonyms

  • verso
  • coin
  • tail

Antonyms

  • obverse
  • inopportune
  • inappropriate
  • wrongly

Etymology

  • revers (Anglo-Norman)

8. reverse

adjective. ['rɪˈvɝːs, riːˈvɝːs'] reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect.

Synonyms

  • backward

Antonyms

  • wrong
  • wrongness

Etymology

  • revers (Anglo-Norman)

9. reverse

noun. ['rɪˈvɝːs, riːˈvɝːs'] (American football) a running play in which a back running in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the opposite direction.

Synonyms

  • running game
  • run
  • double reverse
  • running

Antonyms

  • infield
  • left-handed
  • ambidextrous
  • unethical

Etymology

  • revers (Anglo-Norman)

10. reverse

noun. ['rɪˈvɝːs, riːˈvɝːs'] turning in the opposite direction.

Synonyms

  • turnabout
  • change of direction
  • u-turn
  • reorientation
  • about-face
  • turnaround
  • reversion
  • reversal

Antonyms

  • incorrectness
  • false
  • left
  • center

Etymology

  • revers (Anglo-Norman)
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