Thesaurus for 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.