1. A relation of direct opposition (synset 113880801)
    "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"
  2. The gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed (synset 104092129)
  3. An unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes;
    Something that is thwarting or frustrating (synset 107491010)
  4. The side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design (synset 104092293)
  5. (American football) a running play in which a back running in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the opposite direction (synset 100560953)
  6. Turning in the opposite direction (synset 100347519)
  1. Directed or moving toward the rear (synset 300203842)
    "a rearward glance"; "a rearward movement"
  2. Of the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle (synset 300205509)
    "in reverse gear"
  3. Reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect (synset 300203687)
  1. Change to the contrary (synset 200138328)
    "The trend was reversed"; "the tides turned against him"; "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern"
  2. Turn inside out or upside down (synset 200387386)
  3. Rule against (synset 200718035)
    "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"
  4. Cancel officially (synset 200801460)
    "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
  5. Reverse the position, order, relation, or condition of (synset 200387636)
    "when forming a question, invert the subject and the verb"

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