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Synonyms for reverse

Synonyms for (noun) reverse

Synonyms: turnabout, turnaround, reversal, reverse, reversion Definition: turning in the opposite direction

Similar words: reorientation, change of direction Definition: the act of changing the direction in which something is oriented

Synonyms: reverse Definition: (American football) a running play in which a back running in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the opposite direction

Similar words: run, running, running game, running play Definition: (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team Usage: the defensive line braced to stop the run; the coach put great emphasis on running

Synonyms: reverse, reverse gear Definition: the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed

Similar words: gear, gear mechanism Definition: a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)

Synonyms: reverse, verso Definition: the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design

Similar words: side Definition: an extended outer surface of an object Usage: he turned the box over to examine the bottom side; they painted all four sides of the house

Synonyms: blow, setback, black eye, reversal, reverse Definition: an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating

Similar words: natural event, occurrence, occurrent, happening Definition: an event that happens

Synonyms: contrary, reverse, opposite Definition: a relation of direct opposition Usage: we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true

Similar words: oppositeness, opposition Definition: the relation between opposed entities

Synonyms for (verb) reverse

Synonyms: turn, change by reversal, reverse Definition: change to the contrary Usage: 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

Similar words: change Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night

Synonyms: invert, turn back, reverse Definition: turn inside out or upside down

Similar words: alter, change, modify Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Synonyms: reverse, invert Definition: reverse the position, order, relation, or condition of Usage: when forming a question, invert the subject and the verb

Similar words: reorder Definition: assign a new order to

Synonyms: overthrow, overturn, override, overrule, reverse Definition: rule against Usage: The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill

Similar words: decree, rule Definition: decide with authority Usage: The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed

Synonyms: vacate, countermand, overturn, lift, annul, repeal, rescind, reverse, revoke Definition: cancel officially Usage: He revoked the ban on smoking; lift an embargo; vacate a death sentence

Similar words: strike down, cancel Definition: declare null and void; make ineffective Usage: Cancel the election results; strike down a law

Synonyms for (adjective) reverse

Synonyms: inverse, reverse Definition: reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect

Similar words: backward Definition: directed or facing toward the back or rear Usage: a backward view

Synonyms: reverse, rearward Definition: directed or moving toward the rear Usage: a rearward glance; a rearward movement

Similar words: backward Definition: directed or facing toward the back or rear Usage: a backward view