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Synonyms for about-face
əˈbaʊtˌfeɪs, əˈbaʊtˈfeɪs; əˌbaʊtˈfeɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. about-face, about turn(noun)

    act of pivoting 180 degrees, especially in a military formation

    volte-face, about turn, reversal, policy change

  2. about-face, volte-face, reversal, policy change(verb)

    a major change in attitude or principle or point of view

    "an about-face on foreign policy"

    volte-face, blow, reverse, reversion, policy change, turnabout, turn around, transposition, reversal, about turn, flip-flop, change of mind, black eye, turnaround, setback

  3. about-face(verb)

    turn, usually 180 degrees

  4. about-face(verb)

    change one's mind and assume the opposite viewpoint

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    about-turn, turnaround

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  1. Ted Cruz:

    You look at Paris, you look at San Bernardino, it's given a seriousness to this race, people are looking for who is prepared to be a commander in chief. Who understands the threats we face. 'Who am I comfortable having their finger on the button?' Now that's a question of strength, but it's also a question of judgment. And I think that is a question that is a challenging question for both of them.

  2. Eduardo Rodriguez:

    You only have one chance to land the Rover. The same goes with the face.

  3. Helen Keller:

    When all you can feel are the shadows, turn your face towards the sun.

  4. Cal Potter:

    They were devastated three days later when they went to the mortuary and learned that Carlos had ... multiple gunshot wounds to his face and upper body.

  5. Unknown:

    We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.

Translations for about-face

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  • [[tehdä]] [[täyskäännös]], täyskäännösFinnish
  • faire demi-tour, faire volte-face, revirement, volte-face, demi-tourFrench
  • fare dietrofront, dietrofront, voltagabbana, voltafaccia, dietro front, fare il voltafaccia, banderuola, fare il voltagabbanaItalian
  • meia-voltaPortuguese
  • кругомRussian
  • 關於臉Chinese

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