- = go back, return, come back, resume, lapse, recur, relapse, regress, backslide, take up where you left off •
He reverted to smoking heavily.
- = return, go back to, be returned to, be once again in the possession of •
The property reverts to the freeholder.
Since the concept back is already contained in the re- part of the word revert, it is unnecessary to say that someone reverts back to a particular type of behaviour.