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Synonyms for about-face
əˈbaʊtˌfeɪs, əˈbaʊtˈfeɪs; əˌbaʊtˈfeɪsabout-face

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. about-face, about turnnoun

    act of pivoting 180 degrees, especially in a military formation

    volte-face, about turn, reversal, policy change

  2. about-face, volte-face, reversal, policy changeverb

    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-faceverb

    turn, usually 180 degrees

  4. about-faceverb

    change one's mind and assume the opposite viewpoint

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  1. List of paraphrases for "about-face":

    about-turn, turnaround

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How to use about-face in a sentence?

  1. Thomas Vail:

    I don't think it substitutes for face-to-face communication.

  2. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte:

    What I want to do now is appeal to the Russian authorities to respect and cooperate with this report, the obligation we now have is that we do all we can to ensure that those who are responsible face justice.

  3. Bryan Rust:

    We’re a team that’s built on resilience, and that shows its face in many forms, i think our guys do a really good job of focusing on playing hard hockey and just trying to do the right things.

  4. Chesapeake Energy:

    Chesapeake has been actively cooperating for some time with a criminal antitrust investigation by the Department of Justice regarding past land leasing practices, chesapeake does not expect to face criminal prosecution or fines relating to this matter.

  5. Angela Ammons:

    I see a different expression on their face then I did last year – there’s a new level of fear that I didn’t see before and I can sense it too.

Translations for about-face

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

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