Definition of 'reverse'

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Through the mirror was a looking-glass room, the reverse of normality. Fraser, Anthea PRETTY MAIDS ALL IN A ROW (2004)Power off, ten degrees rudder angle, reverse engines, the sea boiling under her counter, the water rising, lifting them. Lunnon-Wood, Mike LET NOT THE DEEP (2004)In the mirror, from where he stood, Alice's copy of the chess set showed in reverse. Greg Bear DEAD LINES (2004)

Synonyms of 'reverse'

turn round, turn over, upturn, turn upside down
go backwards, retreat, back up, turn back
back, rear, other side, wrong side
backward, reversed, inverted, transposed

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Translations for 'reverse'

British English: reverse /rɪˈvɜːs/ NOUN
If your car is in reverse, you have changed gear so that you can drive it backwards.
He put the car in reverse.
  • American English: reverse
  • Arabic: تِرْسٌ عَاكِس
  • Brazilian Portuguese: marcha atrás
  • Chinese: 倒退挡
  • Croatian: u rikverc
  • Czech: zpátečka
  • Danish: bakgear
  • Dutch: in de achteruit
  • European Spanish: marcha atrás
  • Finnish: vastakohta
  • French: marche arrière
  • German: Gegenteil
  • Greek: όπισθεν
  • Italian: contrario
  • Japanese:
  • Korean: 반대
  • Norwegian: omvending
  • Polish: odwrotność
  • European Portuguese: marcha atrás
  • Romanian: marșarier
  • Russian: передача заднего хода
  • Spanish: revés
  • Swedish: motsats
  • Thai: ถอยหลัง
  • Turkish: geri dönme
  • Ukrainian: задній хід
  • Vietnamese: chạy lùi
British English: reverse /rɪˈvɜːs/ VERB
To reverse a process, decision, or policy means to change it to its opposite.
The Government has had to reverse its policy.
  • American English: reverse
  • Arabic: يَقْلِبُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: inverter
  • Chinese: 颠倒
  • Croatian: okrenuti
  • Czech: zvrátit rozhodnutí
  • Danish: ændre
  • Dutch: omdraaien
  • European Spanish: invertir alterar
  • Finnish: vaihtaa suuntaa
  • French: inverser
  • German: umkehren
  • Greek: αντιστρέφω
  • Italian: invertire
  • Japanese: 逆にする
  • Korean: 거꾸로 하다
  • Norwegian: omgjøre
  • Polish: odwrócić
  • European Portuguese: inverter
  • Romanian: a schimba
  • Russian: разворачивать
  • Spanish: invertir cambiar el orden o el sentido
  • Swedish: backa
  • Thai: เพิกถอน
  • Turkish: geri dönmek
  • Ukrainian: змінювати на протилежне
  • Vietnamese: đảo ngược
British English: reverse ADJECTIVE
Reverse means opposite to what you expect or to what has just been described.
The wrong attitude will have exactly the reverse effect.


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