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REVERT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does revert mean? 

REVERT (verb)
  The verb REVERT has 2 senses:

1. go back to a previous state
2. undergo reversion, as in a mutation

  Familiarity information: REVERT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


REVERT (verb)


Sense 1revert [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Go back to a previous state

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

retrovert; revert; regress; turn back; return

Context example:

We reverted to the old rules

Hypernyms (to "revert" is one way to...):

change by reversal; reverse; turn (change to the contrary)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "revert"):

fall back; lapse; recidivate; regress; relapse; retrogress (go back to bad behavior)

resile (return to the original position or state after being stretched or compressed)

go back; recover; recuperate (regain a former condition after a financial loss)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2revert [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Undergo reversion, as in a mutation

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Hypernyms (to "revert" is one way to...):

mutate (undergo mutation)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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