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Princeton's WordNet

  1. revert, return, retrovert, regress, turn back(verb)

    go back to a previous state

    "We reverted to the old rules"

  2. revert(verb)

    undergo reversion, as in a mutation


  1. revert(Noun)

    One who, or that which, reverts.

  2. revert(Noun)

    A convert to Islam.

  3. revert(Noun)

    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. revert(Verb)

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

  5. revert(Verb)

    To throw back; to reflect; to reverberate.

  6. revert(Verb)

    To cause to return to a former condition.

  7. revert(Verb)

    To return; to come back.

    If they attack, we will revert to the bunker.

  8. revert(Verb)

    To return to the possession of.

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

  9. revert(Verb)

    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. revert(Verb)

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

  11. revert(Verb)

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

  12. revert(Verb)

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

    Phosphoric acid in certain fertilizers reverts.

  13. revert(Verb)

    To return to a previous subject of discourse or thought.

  14. revert(Verb)

    To convert to Islam.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Revert(verb)

    to turn back, or to the contrary; to reverse

  2. Revert(verb)

    to throw back; to reflect; to reverberate

  3. Revert(verb)

    to change back. See Revert, v. i

  4. Revert(verb)

    to return; to come back

  5. Revert(verb)

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

  6. Revert(verb)

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

  7. Revert(verb)

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

  8. Revert(noun)

    one who, or that which, reverts

  9. Origin: [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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  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. 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.

  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. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    Minister (Aryeh) Deri informed me of his intent to resign from the Economy Ministry in order to allow for the completion of the proceedings. The ministry will revert to me and I will authorise the outline.

  4. 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.

  5. Donald Trump:

    Collusion is often illegal in many other industries and yet these two Washington insiders have had to revert to collusion in order to stay alive, they are mathematically dead and this act only shows, as puppets of donors and special interests, how truly weak they and their campaigns are.

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

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