revert

  • 1 Revert — Re*vert , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reverted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Reverting}.] [L. revertere, reversum; pref. re re + vertere to turn: cf. OF. revertir. See {Verse}, and cf. {Reverse}.] 1. To turn back, or to the contrary; to reverse. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 revert — re·vert /ri vərt/ vi 1: to come or go back (as to a former status or state) if the donee of a general power fails to exercise it...the appointive assets revert to the donor s estate W. M. McGovern, Jr. et al. 2: to return to the grantor or his or …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Revert — Patronyme assez fréquent en Normandie, notamment dans la Manche. Il semble s agir d un nom de baptême, comme l indique le hameau du Val Saint Revert à Roz sur Couesnon (35), à condition toutefois que la graphie du toponyme n ait pas été déformée …

    Noms de famille

  • 4 revert — ► VERB (revert to) 1) return to (a previous state, condition, etc.). 2) Biology return to (a former or ancestral type). 3) Law (of property) return or pass to (the original owner) by reversion. ORIGIN Latin revertere turn back …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 Revert — Re*vert , v. i. 1. To return; to come back. [1913 Webster] So that my arrows Would have reverted to my bow again. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) To return to the proprietor after the termination of a particular estate granted by him. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Revert — Re*vert , n. One who, or that which, reverts. [1913 Webster] An active promoter in making the East Saxons converts, or rather reverts, to the faith. Fuller. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 revert — (v.) c.1300, to come to oneself again, from O.Fr. revertir, from V.L. *revertire, variant of L. revertere turn back, from re back (see RE (Cf. re )) + vertere to turn (see VERSUS (Cf. versus)). Of position or property from mid 15c.; application… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 revert — [v] return to an earlier, less developed condition about face*, backslide, change, come back, decline, degenerate, deteriorate, fall off the wagon*, flip flop*, go back, hark back, inverse, invert, lapse, react, recrudesce, recur, regress,… …

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  • 9 revert — [ri vʉrt′] vi. [ME reverten < OFr revertir < VL * revertire, for L revertere < re , back + vertere, to turn: see VERSE] 1. to go back in action, thought, speech, etc.; return, as to a former practice, opinion, state, or subject 2. Biol.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 revert — re|vert [ rı vɜrt ] verb * re vert to phrasal verb transitive 1. ) revert to something to return to a previous state or way of behaving, often one that is not good: If you revert to your old eating habits, you ll gain weight again. The house… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 revert — v. (d; intr.) to revert to (her property reverted to the state; to revert to enlisted status) * * * [rɪ vɜːt] (d; intr.) to revert to (her property reverted to the state; to revert to enlisted status) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 revert — re|vert [rıˈvə:t US ə:rt] v revert to / [revert to sb/sth] phr v [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: revertir, from Latin revertere to turn back , from vertere to turn ] 1.) to change back to a situation that existed in the past = ↑go back to …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 revert — [[t]rɪvɜ͟ː(r)t[/t]] reverts, reverting, reverted 1) VERB When people or things revert to a previous state, system, or type of behaviour, they go back to it. [V to n] Jackson said her boss became increasingly depressed and reverted to smoking… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 revert — verb revert to sb/sth phrasal verb (T) 1 to go back to a former condition or habit, especially one that was bad: As soon as they stopped farming, the land reverted to wilderness. | He had reverted to lazing in bed and coming in late to work. |… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 revert */ — UK [rɪˈvɜː(r)t] / US [rɪˈvɜrt] verb Word forms revert : present tense I/you/we/they revert he/she/it reverts present participle reverting past tense reverted past participle reverted Phrasal verbs: revert to …

    English dictionary

  • 16 revert — I Inglish (Indian English) Dictionary Get back to you (by phone or email); Give me a week to revert to you. II Singlish (Singapore English) Origin: English To reply. Often used in email and text messages. III Singlish (Singapore English) to get… …

    English dialects glossary

  • 17 revert — 1. noun a) One who, or that which, reverts. b) A convert to Islam. See Also: reversion, revertive 2. verb a) To turn back, or to the con …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 revert — Synonyms and related words: back, back up, backslide, cock, come after, come again, come back, come last, come up again, cry back to, echo, fall, fall again into, fall astern, fall back, fall behind, fall from grace, follow, get behind, go back,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 revert — verb (revert to) 1》 return to (a previous state, condition, etc.).     ↘Biology return to (a former or ancestral type). 2》 Law (of property) return or pass to by reversion. 3》 archaic turn (one s eyes or steps) back. Derivatives revertant noun &… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 revert — [rɪˈvɜːt] verb revert to sth …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English