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reverse

re·verse

reverse

 
pronunciation:
rih vuhrs
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, verb
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: opposite in direction, position, or movement; backward.
We lined up in reverse alphabetical order.
similar words:
opposite, polar, topsy-turvy, upside-down
definition 2: causing backward movement.
The driver put the truck into reverse gear.
similar words:
backward
definition 3: facing away or to the back.
We found a message written on the reverse side of the painting.
synonyms:
back, rear
similar words:
opposite
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the opposite side.
The reverse of what he said is true.
synonyms:
back, rear
definition 2: a change for the worse in one's luck or fortune.
The business suffered a reverse when one of the partners left town.
definition 3: the gear in a car that causes backward movement.
Put the car into reverse and back out of the parking spot.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: reversed, reverses, reversing
definition 1: to cause to move in an opposite direction.
Mom reversed the car into the road.
synonyms:
back
antonyms:
advance
definition 2: to turn inside out or over.
I reversed my shirt before washing it.
synonyms:
flip, invert
similar words:
overturn, tip over, turn, upset
definition 3: to turn in an opposite position or direction.
The hikers reversed their course because they were lost.
synonyms:
flip, invert
similar words:
turn
derivations: reversedly (adv.), reversely (adv.), reverser (n.)
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