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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. Chito Sasaki:

    We are finally prepared and confident that we can reverse our position and go on the offensive.

  2. Quintan Wiktorowicz:

    We’ve had this problem in other places where people try to instill fear in target audiences by showing all this mayhem, but it actually does the reverse with some.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    No human is a role model in actual sense or rather logically. These are my reasons. A model is a perfect or ­peculiar representative of a system, an organ or a product. Whereas, a role model itself, is a distinctive model from models. Now, that signifies, a role model should be perfect and peculiar from the crowd or its counterparts. But unfortunately, the reverse is always the case with the so called role models right here or out there. Besides that, every so called role model right here or out there looks up to someone else as his or her own role model too. And that shouldn't be so. Anyway, all I'm saying in essence is this, the so called role models don't deserve to be called role models. Moreover, that infers you've got to be and remain your own model. I mean, always be your own self and stop copying or imitating someone else no matter what happens. Lest you forget, every human is a unique creation i.e. you are God's masterpiece scripture reference (Psalms 139 : 14). Nevertheless, I guess that's a reasonable reason why you should always long to be and remain your own self and not at all any other person or celebrity right here or out there.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Whenever you're stressed, remember that stressed is nothing but desserts spelled backwards. Stressed and desserts are thus interconnected in a sweet way. You can probably reverse the feelings of being stressed by eating desserts. So, say farewell to stress in your life, and welcome delicious desserts.

  5. Phillip Rolen:

    The administration of Aubrey Independent School District was dead wrong on Aubrey Independent School District, we were proud they made the decision to reverse their decision.


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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