What does revert mean?

Definitions for revert
rɪˈvɜrtre·vert

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word revert.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. revert, return, retrovert, regress, turn backverb

    go back to a previous state

    "We reverted to the old rules"

  2. revertverb

    undergo reversion, as in a mutation

Wiktionary

  1. revertnoun

    One who, or that which, reverts.

  2. revertnoun

    A convert to Islam.

  3. revertnoun

    The act of reversion (of e.g. a database transaction or source control repository) to an earlier state.

    We've found that git reverts are at least an order of magnitude faster than SVN reverse merges.

  4. revertverb

    To turn back, or turn to the contrary; to reverse.

  5. revertverb

    To throw back; to reflect; to reverberate.

  6. revertverb

    To cause to return to a former condition.

  7. revertverb

    To return; to come back.

    If they attack, we will revert to the bunker.

  8. revertverb

    To return to the possession of.

    When a book goes out of print, rights revert from the publisher to the author.

  9. revertverb

    To cause (a property or rights) to return to the previous owner.

    Sometimes a publisher will automatically revert rights back to an author once a book has gone out of print.

  10. revertverb

    To return to a former practice, condition, belief, etc.

  11. revertverb

    To return to an earlier or primitive type or state; to take on the traits or characters of an ancestral type.

  12. revertverb

    To change back, as from a soluble to an insoluble state or the reverse.

    Phosphoric acid in certain fertilizers reverts.

  13. revertverb

    To return to a previous subject of discourse or thought.

  14. revertverb

    To convert to Islam.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Revertverb

    to turn back, or to the contrary; to reverse

    Etymology: [L. revertere, reversum; pref. re- re- + vertere to turn: cf. OF. revertir. See Verse, and cf. Reverse.]

  2. Revertverb

    to throw back; to reflect; to reverberate

    Etymology: [L. revertere, reversum; pref. re- re- + vertere to turn: cf. OF. revertir. See Verse, and cf. Reverse.]

  3. Revertverb

    to change back. See Revert, v. i

    Etymology: [L. revertere, reversum; pref. re- re- + vertere to turn: cf. OF. revertir. See Verse, and cf. Reverse.]

  4. Revertverb

    to return; to come back

    Etymology: [L. revertere, reversum; pref. re- re- + vertere to turn: cf. OF. revertir. See Verse, and cf. Reverse.]

  5. Revertverb

    to return to the proprietor after the termination of a particular estate granted by him

    Etymology: [L. revertere, reversum; pref. re- re- + vertere to turn: cf. OF. revertir. See Verse, and cf. Reverse.]

  6. Revertverb

    to return, wholly or in part, towards some preexistent form; to take on the traits or characters of an ancestral type

    Etymology: [L. revertere, reversum; pref. re- re- + vertere to turn: cf. OF. revertir. See Verse, and cf. Reverse.]

  7. Revertverb

    to change back, as from a soluble to an insoluble state or the reverse; thus, phosphoric acid in certain fertilizers reverts

    Etymology: [L. revertere, reversum; pref. re- re- + vertere to turn: cf. OF. revertir. See Verse, and cf. Reverse.]

  8. Revertnoun

    one who, or that which, reverts

    Etymology: [L. revertere, reversum; pref. re- re- + vertere to turn: cf. OF. revertir. See Verse, and cf. Reverse.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Revert

    rē-vėrt′, v.t. to turn or drive back: to reverse.—v.i. to return: to fall back: to refer back: to return to the original owner or his heirs.—adjs. Rēver′tant (her.), flexed, bent twice at a sharp angle; Rēver′ted, reversed; Rēver′tible, that may revert or be reverted; Rēver′tive, tending to revert: changing: turning to the contrary.—adv. Rēver′tively, by way of reversion. [Fr.,—L. revertĕre.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of revert in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of revert in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of revert in a Sentence

  1. James Overland:

    It is cold and dark in the Arctic so it will revert to its colder temperatures, but every warm air moving into the Arctic keeps it from getting really cold like it used to. It has a minor, long-term effect, thinner ice and warmer temperatures overall.

  2. Michelle Anthony:

    The more meanness they see being successful or rewarded in the home or in their environment, the more children will revert to those mean behaviors themselves when faced with challenging social situations.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    It is not an economy that's built for the 21st century. Unfortunately, those forces for modernization inside of Russia, I think, have been sidelined. That's bad for Russia and, over time, it's bad for the United States, because if Russia is doing badly, the concern is that they revert to old expansionist ideas that really shouldn't have any application in the 21st century.

  4. Tom Hildebrandt:

    If it happens one weekend, you learn from your mistakes and don’t revert back to it…it’s not part of a disorder.

  5. Celebrity Cruises:

    This decision was made with the safety of our guests and crew at the forefront of our minds and in an abundance of caution, we realize this may have an impact on your travel plans and our team is working now on available alternative arrangements from this new port of embark and debarkation. We sincerely apologize for the impact on your cruise and will revert throughout the day with more details. We understand how important your vacation is and we did not take this decision lightly.

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  • العودةArabic
  • revertirSpanish
  • palautua, palata, perääntyä, käännynnäinen, palaaja, palauttaa, peruuttaa, [[kääntyä]] [[takaisin]], taantua, kääntyjäFinnish
  • conversion, revenirFrench
  • powrócićPolish
  • возвращатьсяRussian

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