reverse  

  • Pronunciation of reverse: R IH0 V ER1 S (rɪ'vɜrs)

  • Number of syllables of reverse: 2

  • Pronunciation Video of reverse

  • Definition of reverse

    • (n): turning in the opposite direction  
    • (n): (American football) a running play in which a back running in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the opposite direction  
    • (n): the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed  
    • (n): the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design  
    • (n): an unfortunate happening that hinders of impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating  
    • (n): a relation of direct opposition; "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"  
    • (v): change to the contrary; "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"  
    • (v): turn inside out or upside down  
    • (v): rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"  
    • (v): annul by recalling or rescinding; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"  
    • (s): reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect  
    • (s): directed or moving toward the rear; "a rearward glance"; "a rearward movement"  
    • (a): of the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle; "in reverse gear"  
  • Examples of reverse

    • The reverse process is known as inverse kinematics.  
    • The previous state will reverse the malfunction.  
    • At the end, they reverse the names.  
    • The route was the reverse.  
    • The reverse is emphatically not the case.  
    • Continentality is the reverse of water moderation.  
    • The reverse POV is to call them defector.  
    • The water is desalinated using reverse osmosis.  
    • All the rest is purified by reverse osmosis.  
    • We reverse the the insane to reasonable here.  

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