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Synonyms for about-faceəˈbaʊtˌfeɪs, əˈbaʊtˈfeɪs; əˌbaʊtˈfeɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. about-face, about turn(noun)

    act of pivoting 180 degrees, especially in a military formation

    Synonyms:
    volte-face, about-face, about turn, reversal, policy change

  2. about-face, volte-face, reversal, policy change(verb)

    a major change in attitude or principle or point of view

    Synonyms:
    volte-face, blow, reverse, reversion, policy change, turnabout, turn around, transposition, reversal, about turn, flip-flop, change of mind, black eye, turnaround, about-face, setback

  3. about-face(verb)

    turn, usually 180 degrees

  4. about-face(verb)

    change one's mind and assume the opposite viewpoint

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

about-turn, turnaround


Translations for about-face

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • [[tehdä]] [[täyskäännös]], täyskäännösFinnish
  • faire demi-tour, faire volte-face, revirement, volte-face, demi-tourFrench
  • fare dietrofront, dietrofront, voltagabbana, voltafaccia, dietro front, fare il voltafaccia, banderuola, fare il voltagabbanaItalian
  • meia-voltaPortuguese
  • кругомRussian

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