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Origin of reverse

1275–1325; (noun) Middle English revers<Old French <Latin reversus, past participle of revertere to revert (see verse); (v.) Middle English reversen<Old French reverser<Late Latin reversāre, frequentative of revertere

synonym study for reverse

1. See opposite. 15, 17. Reverse, invert agree in meaning to change into a contrary position, order, or relation. To reverse is to place or move something so that it is facing in the opposite direction from the one faced previously: to reverse from right to left; to reverse a decision. To invert is to turn upside down: to invert a stamp in printing; to invert a bowl over a plate.

OTHER WORDS FROM reverse

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH reverse

converse, inverse, obverse, reverse
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How to use reverse in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for reverse

reverse
/ (rɪˈvɜːs) /

verb (mainly tr)
noun
adjective

Derived forms of reverse

reversely, adverbreverser, noun

Word Origin for reverse

C14: from Old French, from Latin reversus, from revertere to turn back
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