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Synonyms for reverse
rɪˈvɜrs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reverse, contrary, opposite(noun)

    a relation of direct opposition

    "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"

    Synonyms:
    reversal, turnabout, turnaround, setback, opposite, black eye, opposite word, verso, contrary, inverse, blow, antonym, opposition, opponent, reversion, reverse gear

    Antonyms:
    obverse, forward

  2. reverse, reverse gear(noun)

    the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed

    Synonyms:
    reverse gear, verso, turnabout, contrary, reversal, blow, reversion, opposite, black eye, turnaround, setback

    Antonyms:
    obverse, forward

  3. reverse, reversal, setback, blow, black eye(noun)

    an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    obverse, forward

  4. reverse, verso(noun)

    the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design

    Synonyms:
    reverse gear, verso, turnabout, contrary, reversal, blow, reversion, opposite, black eye, turnaround, setback

    Antonyms:
    obverse, forward

  5. reverse(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

    Synonyms:
    reverse gear, verso, turnabout, contrary, reversal, blow, reversion, opposite, black eye, turnaround, setback

    Antonyms:
    obverse, forward

  6. reversion, reverse, reversal, turnabout, turnaround(adj)

    turning in the opposite direction

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    obverse, forward

  7. rearward, reverse(adj)

    directed or moving toward the rear

    "a rearward glance"; "a rearward movement"

    Synonyms:
    rearward(a), rearward, inverse, rear(a)

    Antonyms:
    obverse, forward

  8. reverse(adj)

    of the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle

    "in reverse gear"

    Synonyms:
    inverse, rearward

    Antonyms:
    obverse, forward

  9. inverse, reverse(verb)

    reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect

    Synonyms:
    inverse, rearward

    Antonyms:
    obverse, forward

  10. change by reversal, turn, reverse(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    obverse, forward

  11. turn back, invert, reverse(verb)

    turn inside out or upside down

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    obverse, forward

  12. overrule, overturn, override, overthrow, reverse(verb)

    rule against

    "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    obverse, forward

  13. revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate(verb)

    cancel officially

    "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    obverse, forward

  14. invert, reverse(verb)

    reverse the position, order, relation, or condition of

    "when forming a question, invert the subject and the verb"

    Synonyms:
    countermand, invert, overrule, rescind, revoke, vacate, overturn, lift, change by reversal, override, annul, overthrow, turn back, repeal, turn

    Antonyms:
    obverse, forward

Wiktionary

  1. reverse(noun)

    Antonyms:
    normalize, normalise

  2. reverse(noun)

    Opposite, contrary; going in the opposite direction.

    We believed the Chinese weren't ready for us. In fact, the reverse was true.

    Antonyms:
    normalize, normalise

  3. reverse(noun)

    Pertaining to engines, vehicle movement etc. moving in a direction opposite to the usual direction.

    He selected reverse gear.

    Antonyms:
    normalise, normalize

  4. reverse(noun)

    to be in the non-default position; to be set for the lesser-used route.

    Antonyms:
    normalize, normalise

  5. reverse(noun)

    To return, come back.

    Antonyms:
    normalise, normalize, normal

  6. reverse(noun)

    To revoke a law, or to change a decision into its opposite.

    Antonyms:
    normalize, normalise

  7. reverse(verb)

    To cause a mechanism or a vehicle to operate or move in the opposite direction.

    Antonyms:
    normalise, normalize

  8. reverse(verb)

    Antonyms:
    normalize, normalise

  9. reverse(verb)

    Antonyms:
    normalise, normalize

  10. reverse(verb)

    Antonyms:
    normalize, normalise

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reverse

    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.

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    authorize, cherish, confirm, continue, enact, establish, institute, introduce, legalize, promote, reinstate, renew, repair, restore, revive, set up, support, sustain

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. reverse(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    invert, turn upside down, turn end for end, turn topsy-turvy

  2. reverse(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    overturn, overthrow, subvert

  3. reverse(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    change to the opposite

  4. reverse(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    annul, repeal, revoke, rescind, countermand

  5. reverse(a.)

    Synonyms:
    opposite, converse

  6. reverse(n.)

    Synonyms:
    contrary, opposite, counterpart

  7. reverse(n.)

    Synonyms:
    change, vicissitude

  8. reverse(n.)

    Synonyms:
    misfortune, mischance, mishap, misadventure, trial, hardship, affliction, reverse of fortune

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. reverse(n)

    Synonyms:
    opposite, contrary, counterpart, reversal, misfortune, failure

  2. reverse(v)

    Synonyms:
    invert, overthrow, subvert, overturn, revoke, annul, rescind, countermand

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How to say reverse in sign language?

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How to use reverse in a sentence?

  1. Alex Hayes-Griffin:

    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.

  2. United States:

    The United States economy is still booming, while China is battling an unsettling downturn, no one should want a trade war, but China still needs the US more than the reverse.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Everyone is naturally endowed with two common but great gifts: mind and time. Now, it's up to you/us to utilize both of them positively or negatively. Nevertheless, I'm urging that you use them positively rather than negatively. Because, however they are used presently will determine what will become of you in the future. I mean, if you use your mind/time positively today, definitely you will reap the rewards, subsequently, financially and otherwise. But, the reverse will be the case if you do misuse your own mind/time.

  4. RVM:

    The irony is that we are busy doing many things that don’t matter and we have no time for things that do. Shouldn’t we reverse it?

  5. Nate Cardozo:

    The MBTA wildly overreacted to the students' proposed presentation, and obtained an 11th hour injunction from a federal court in Boston, preventing them from going on stage, electronic Frontier Foundation represented the students, and 10 days later we convinced the judge to reverse the earlier gag, as it was blatantly unconstitutional.


Translations for reverse

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  • Rückwärtsgang, umgekehrtGerman
  • όπισθενGreek
  • al revés, reverso, marcha atrás, en sentido contrarioSpanish
  • marche arrièreFrench
  • ribaltato, retromarcia, invertito, inversoItalian
  • 裏返す, 逆進, あべこべ, 裏, 覆す, 逆, 逆転Japanese
  • achteruitDutch
  • marcha ré, inverter, reverter, ré, versoPortuguese
  • întoarce, inversă, contrariu, abroga, spate, bascula, verso, revers, răsturna, dos, răsturnat, invers, anula, revocaRomanian
  • противоположный, обратныйRussian
  • backSwedish
  • ถอยหลังThai
  • tersTurkish
  • скасувати, касуватиUkrainian
  • số deVietnamese
  • 相反Chinese

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