Synonyms for reverse
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The opposite of something.
We believed the Chinese weren't ready for us. In fact, the reverse was true.
Pertaining to engines, vehicle movement etc. moving in a direction opposite to the usual direction.
He selected reverse gear.
To transpose the positions of two things.
To return, come back.
The side of something facing away from a viewer, or from what is considered the front; the other side.
The gear setting of an automobile that makes it travel backwards.
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Abolish, to do away with, bring absolutely to an end, especially as something hostile, hindering, or harmful, was formerly used of persons and material objects, a usage now obsolete except in poetry or highly figurative speech. Abolish is now used of institutions, customs, and conditions, especially those wide-spread and long existing; as, to abolish slavery, ignorance, intemperance, poverty. A building that is burned to the ground is said to be destroyed by fire. Annihilate, as a philosophical term, signifies to put absolutely out of existence. As far as our knowledge goes, matter is never annihilated, but only changes its form. Some believe that the wicked will be annihilated. Abolish is not said of laws. There we use repeal, abrogate, nullify, etc.: repeal by the enacting body, nullify by revolutionary proceedings; a later statute abrogates, without formally repealing, any earlier law with which it conflicts. An appellate court may reverse or set aside the decision of an inferior court. Overthrow may be used in either a good or a bad sense; suppress is commonly in a good, subvert always in a bad sense; as, to subvert our liberties; to suppress a rebellion. The law prohibits what may never have existed; it abolishes an existing evil. We abate a nuisance, terminate a controversy. Compare CANCEL; DEMOLISH; EXTERMINATE.
abate, abolish, abrogate, annihilate, annul, destroy, end, end, eradicate, exterminate, extirpate, nullify, obliterate, overthrow, prohibit, remove, repeal, revoke, set aside, stamp out, subvert, supplant, suppress, terminate
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Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote
reverse, contrary, oppositenoun
a relation of direct opposition
"we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"
reverse, reverse gearnoun
the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed
reverse, reversal, setback, blow, black eyenoun
an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
nose candy, reversal, turnabout, puff, turnaround, setback, snow, about-face, opposite, change of mind, gust, shock, black eye, flip-flop, verso, policy change, volte-face, mouse, turn around, shiner, contrary, bump, blow, transposition, coke, reversion, blast, reverse gear
the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design
(American football) a running play in which a back running in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the opposite direction
reversion, reverse, reversal, turnabout, turnaroundadjective
turning in the opposite direction
reverting, policy change, reversal, turnabout, turnaround, contrary, relapsing, lapse, about-face, regress, change of mind, backsliding, lapsing, throwback, regression, atavism, setback, verso, turnaround time, flip-flop, retrogression, black eye, volte-face, turn around, turnround, relapse, blow, transposition, opposite, retroversion, reversion, reverse gear
directed or moving toward the rear
"a rearward glance"; "a rearward movement"
of the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle
"in reverse gear"
reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect
change by reversal, turn, reverseverb
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"
bend, wrick, work, plow, overthrow, change state, vacate, repeal, twist, annul, release, rick, overrule, lift, flex, invert, move around, wrench, become, turn back, turn, sour, override, overturn, grow, sprain, call on, change by reversal, turn over, rescind, revoke, ferment, deform, plough, countermand
turn back, invert, reverseverb
turn inside out or upside down
turn, stop, countermand, backtrack, run off, change by reversal, revoke, vacate, chase away, hold back, retrovert, regress, annul, overturn, drive out, revert, invert, check, double back, drive off, contain, overrule, lift, return, drive away, override, dispel, arrest, overthrow, rescind, repeal, turn back
overrule, overturn, override, overthrow, reverseverb
"The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"
turn, bring down, tip over, change by reversal, bowl over, upset, turn over, lift, vacate, annul, overthrow, countermand, subvert, rescind, invert, revoke, revolutionise, overrule, knock over, revolutionize, override, overturn, tump over, repeal, turn back
revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacateverb
"He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
nullify, cabbage, revolutionise, hook, bring down, rise, wind, avoid, quash, hoist, annul, elevate, uprise, resign, empty, abandon, overrule, lift, turn over, nobble, go up, pinch, overthrow, plagiarize, arise, invert, abstract, rescind, bowl over, come up, turn back, bring up, plagiarise, pilfer, filch, change by reversal, give up, purloin, snarf, subvert, overturn, repeal, invalidate, override, raise, revolutionize, renounce, sneak, tip over, get up, upset, move up, swipe, airlift, revoke, rear, tump over, turn, face-lift, knock over, vacate, rustle, void, countermand
reverse the position, order, relation, or condition of
"when forming a question, invert the subject and the verb"
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change to the opposite
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List of paraphrases for "reverse":
inverse, back-up, reversed, opposite, auction, overthrow, revert, invest, reversal, contrary, overturn, invert, auctions, investing, versa, converse, revoke, rollback, setback, backspace, cancel, backtrack, reversing, topple, antisense, annul, inversion, contrast, reverting
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You are young, my son, and, as the years go by, time will change and even reverse many of your present opinions. Refrain therefore awhile from setting yourself up as a judge of the highest matters.
What you don’t know is that the moment the curtain opened and it was time to perform, our turntable started spinning in reverse, backwards. Freaking all of us out on live television, and there was nothing we could do to stop it. In real time, we had to troubleshoot and try to do a complete piece in reverse. Talk about professionalism.
The honor of my race, family and self is at stake. Everyone is expecting me to do big things. I will. My whole body and soul are to be thrown recklessly about the field. Every time the ball is snapped, I will be trying to do more than my part...Fight low, with your eyes open and toward the play. Watch out for crossbucks and reverse end runs. Be on your toes every minute if you expect to make good. Jack.
Investors needed to see some performance in the reverse Yankee paper this week before they start buying again, but unlike late last year where the US paper underperformed on softer conditions, investors are now more open-minded about reverse Yankee issuance as it's a chance to pick up yield in a market where spreads on European companies are being heavily compressed.
The reverse side also has a reverse side.
Translations for reverse
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- Rückwärtsgang, umgekehrtGerman
- en sentido contrario, marcha atrás, reverso, al revésSpanish
- marche arrièreFrench
- invertito, retromarcia, inverso, ribaltatoItalian
- 逆転, あべこべ, 裏, 逆, 覆す, 逆進, 裏返すJapanese
- verso, ré, reverter, marcha ré, inverterPortuguese
- abroga, întoarce, revoca, inversă, anula, contrariu, invers, răsturnat, dos, spate, bascula, răsturna, verso, reversRomanian
- противоположный, обратныйRussian
- касувати, скасуватиUkrainian
- số deVietnamese
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