Synonyms of 'reverse'
to revoke or set aside (a judgment or decree)They have made it clear they will not reverse the decision.
Her insurance had been cancelled by the company.
overturn, , ,
The Russian parliament overturned his decision.
It would be difficult to undo the damage that had been done.
The government has just repealed that law.
The Appeal Court has quashed the convictions.
The government revoked his licence.
The Court of Appeal overruled the original decision.
He hurriedly sought to retract the statement.
These environmental protection laws could be negated if the EU decides they interfere with trade.
You will rescind that order immediately.
An official decree invalidated the vote.
The marriage was annulled last month.
I can't countermand her orders.
declare null and void, ,
to turn or set in an opposite direction, order, or positionThe curve of the spine may be reversed under such circumstances.
to change into something different or contraryHe reversed the position of the two stamps.
Many people inadvertently transpose the digits of the code.
Can we change it for another if it doesn't work properly?
She moved the sheaf of papers into position.
We exchanged addresses.
The person can be transferred from wheelchair to seat with relative ease.
The ballot boxes have been switched.
We shifted the vans and used the area for skateboarding.
They have never altered their programmes.
Some hostages were swapped for convicted prisoners.
You may cancel or rearrange the appointment.
Invert the cake onto a cooling rack.
She likes to interchange furniture at home with stock from the shop.
to move backwards or in an opposite directionHe reversed and drove away.
the opposite or contrary of somethingThere is absolutely no evidence. Quite the reverse.
She's very shy, but her sister is quite the opposite.
Let me assure you that the contrary is, in fact, the case.
If that is true, the converse is equally so.
She is the antithesis of the typical artist.
There is no sign that you bothered to consider the inverse of your logic.
What he does is a contradiction of what he says.
a change for the worseThey have suffered a major reverse.
He had had his full share of misfortunes.
the final defeat of all his hopes
The ruling comes as a blow to environmentalists.
The marriage was a failure and they both wanted to be free of it.
The defeat was a bitter disappointment.
He has suffered a serious setback in his political career.
Many people are suffering economic hardship.
They teach managers to accept reversal.
He showed courage in adversity.
After a number of mishaps she finally managed to get back home.
Hay fever is an affliction that arrives at an early age.
the repulse of invaders in 1785
the trials of adolescence
a verdict of death by misadventure
the side of a coin bearing a secondary designon the reverse of the coin
She had written a poem on the back of a postcard.
He settled back in the rear of the taxi.
other side, , , ,
right side, , ,
The wrong attitude will have the reverse effect.
Everything he does is opposite to what is considered normal behaviour.
His sister was of the contrary opinion to his.
Stress reduction techniques have the converse effect on the immune system.
The tension grew in inverse proportion to the distance from their destination.
opposite or contrary in direction, position, etc.We will take them in reverse order.
backward, , , ,
She did a backward flip.
back to front
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in the sense of adversity
very difficult or hard circumstancesHe showed courage in adversity.
in the sense of affliction
something that causes physical or mental sufferingHay fever is an affliction that arrives at an early age.
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