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reverse



I - noun
1. a relation of direct opposition (Freq. 1)
- we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true
Syn:
contrary, opposite
Hypernyms:
opposition, oppositeness
2. the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed (Freq. 1)
Syn:
reverse gear
Hypernyms:
gear, gear mechanism
Part Holonyms:
car, auto, automobile, machine, motorcar
3. an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes;
something that is thwarting or frustrating
Syn:
reversal, setback, blow, black eye
Derivationally related forms:
set back (for: setback)
Hypernyms:
happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event
Hyponyms:
whammy
4. the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design
Syn:
verso
Ant:
obverse
Hypernyms:
side
Hyponyms:
tail
Part Holonyms:
coin
5. (American football) a running play in which a back running in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the opposite direction
Topics:
American football, American football game
Hypernyms:
run, running, running play, running game
Hyponyms:
double reverse
6. turning in the opposite direction
Syn:
reversion, reversal, turnabout, turnaround
Derivationally related forms:
reverse (for: reversal)
Hypernyms:
change of direction, reorientation
Hyponyms:
about-face, about turn, u-turn

II - verb
1. change to the contrary (Freq. 8)
- 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
Syn:
change by reversal, turn
See Also:
turn on (for: turn), turn off (for: turn)
Derivationally related forms:
reversible, reversal, turn (for: turn)
Hypernyms:
change
Hyponyms:
interchange, tack, switch, alternate, flip,
flip-flop, turn the tables, turn the tide, commutate, switch over, exchange,
correct, rectify, right, falsify, permute, commute,
transpose, metamorphose, transfigure, transmogrify, revert, return,
retrovert, regress, turn back, desynchronize, desynchronise, desecrate,
unhallow, deconsecrate, undo
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
2. turn inside out or upside down (Freq. 7)
Syn:
turn back, invert
Derivationally related forms:
reversible, reversal, inversion (for: invert), inverter (for: invert)
Hypernyms:
change, alter, modify
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
3. rule against (Freq. 2)
- The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill
Syn:
overrule, overturn, override, overthrow
Derivationally related forms:
reversal
Hypernyms:
rule, decree
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
4. reverse the position, order, relation, or condition of
- when forming a question, invert the subject and the verb
Syn:
invert
Hypernyms:
reorder
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
5. cancel officially
- He revoked the ban on smoking
- lift an embargo
- vacate a death sentence
Syn:
revoke, annul, lift, countermand, repeal,
overturn, rescind, vacate
Derivationally related forms:
vacation (for: vacate), recission (for: rescind), rescission (for: rescind), repeal (for: repeal), reversible, reversal, countermand (for: countermand), annulment (for: annul), revocation (for: revoke)
Hypernyms:
cancel, strike down
Hyponyms:
renege, renege on, renegue on, go back on
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something

III - adjective
1. directed or moving toward the rear (Freq. 1)
- a rearward glance
- a rearward movement
Syn:
rearward
Similar to:
backward
Derivationally related forms:
rearward (for: rearward)
2. of the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle
- in reverse gear
Ant:
forward
3. reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect
Syn:
inverse
Similar to:
backward

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