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.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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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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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How to use reverse in a sentence?
Could (the market) reverse itself tomorrow? It's going to take a lot of good news from Greece, there are many factors playing into increased nervousness today through the rest of this week.
It's really simple, it's just making sure that The New Georgia Project actually ask people to turn out to vote, they just have to till the same soil that they've been tilling for the last decade with hopes that they can reverse the trend of Republicans doing extremely well in elections.
[ Thursday ], we’re going to try the diplomatic option to reverse North Korea’s nuclear program, as for the military option, we’re moving there because Beijing, Shen Dingli’ve painted us into a corner. Let’s work together and denuclearize North Korea. I don’t know if they’re going to do that. But we ’ll see.
This court should reverse the decision below and put this case back on track toward a just conclusion.
We're building a business in reverse, we've been focused on building-out a massive audience within a very defined target market, and then building products that help solve pain points. For the first five months, we only focused on adding value through helpful content, and in turn that resulted in over 25,000 monthly visitors. We just released our first product last week, called Postable.io, and now already have an audience to sell it to. Within the first week of launching, we had over 100 people sign up for a trial.
Translations for reverse
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- Rückwärtsgang, umgekehrtGerman
- marcha atrás, reverso, al revés, en sentido contrarioSpanish
- marche arrièreFrench
- inverso, invertito, retromarcia, ribaltatoItalian
- あべこべ, 逆進, 逆転, 裏返す, 逆, 裏, 覆すJapanese
- reverter, marcha ré, ré, verso, inverterPortuguese
- răsturnat, dos, invers, anula, revoca, verso, revers, întoarce, inversă, contrariu, abroga, spate, bascula, răsturnaRomanian
- противоположный, обратныйRussian
- касувати, скасуватиUkrainian
- số deVietnamese
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