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Synonyms for reverserɪˈvɜrs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reverse, contrary, opposite(noun)

    a relation of direct opposition

    Synonyms:
    reversal, turnabout, turnaround, setback, opposite, black eye, opposite word, reverse, 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, reverse, 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, reverse, 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, reverse, 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, reverse, 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

    Synonyms:
    rearward(a), rearward, inverse, reverse, rear(a)

    Antonyms:
    obverse, forward

  8. reverse(adj)

    of the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle

    Synonyms:
    inverse, rearward

    Antonyms:
    obverse, forward

  9. inverse, reverse(verb)

    reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect

    Synonyms:
    inverse, reverse, rearward

    Antonyms:
    obverse, forward

  10. change by reversal, turn, reverse(verb)

    change to the contrary

    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, reverse, 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, reverse, 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

    Synonyms:
    turn, bring down, tip over, change by reversal, bowl over, upset, turn over, lift, vacate, annul, overthrow, countermand, subvert, rescind, reverse, 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

    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, reverse, 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

    Synonyms:
    countermand, invert, overrule, rescind, reverse, 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.

    Antonyms:
    normalize, normalise

  3. reverse(noun)

    Pertaining to engines, vehicle movement etc. moving in a direction opposite to the usual direction.

    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)

    To change the direction of a reaction such that the products become the reactants and vice-versa.

    Antonyms:
    normalize, normalise

  9. reverse(verb)

    To place a set of points in the reverse position

    Antonyms:
    normalise, normalize

  10. reverse(verb)

    to move from the normal position to the reverse position

    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


Translations for reverse

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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
  • скасувати, касуватиUkrainian
  • số deVietnamese

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