[ɹ_ɪ_v_ˈɜː_t], [ɹɪvˈɜːt], [ɹɪvˈɜːt]

Definitions of revert:

  1.   To change back. See Revert, v. i.
  2.   To return; to refer back.
  3.   To exhibit ancestral features; to hark back.
  4.   To turn or drive back: to reverse.
  5.   To change back, as from a soluble to an insoluble state or the reverse; thus, phosphoric acid in certain fertilizers reverts.
  6.   To return; to come back.
  7.   To throw back; to reflect; to reverberate.
  8.   go back to a previous state; " We reverted to the old rules"
  9.   To fall back; to refer back to; to return to the original owner, or to his heirs.
  10.   To return to the proprietor after the termination of a particular estate granted by him.
  11.   To return: to fall back: to refer back: to return to the original owner or his heirs.
  12.   To return or go back; recur; return to the original owner or his heirs.
  13.   Revertible.
  14.   One who, or that which, reverts.
  15.   To return; to fall back; to return to the proprietor, after the determination of a particular estate.
  16.   undergo reversion, as in a mutation
  17.   Recurrence.
  18.   To turn back, or to the contrary; to reverse.
  19.   To return, wholly or in part, towards some preexistent form; to take on the traits or characters of an ancestral type.
  20.   To return; recur.
  21.   To turn back; to reverse.
  22.   To turn back; reverse.

Antonyms for revert:

develop, evolve, advance, grow up, mature, progress, grow, ripen.

Quotes for revert:

  1. Originally I had planned to revert to nuclear physics there, in particular the structure of the deuteron. – Walter Kohn
  2. If Plan A fails, they could always revert to Plan A. – Mark Lawrenson
  3. I would finally renounce my delusional hypotheses and revert to thinking of myself as a human of more conventional circumstances and return to mathematical research. – John Forbes Nash, Jr.
  4. It is already clear, after twenty years of socialism in Russia, that if you do not provide your society with a new religion, it will gradually revert to the old one. – Herbert Read
  5. Some of the poetic writers who insert passages of realism in their texts have no underlying philosophy to uphold them, and revert to realism. – Marguerite Young
  6. Now, I do think when we move into 2012 and '13 when, presumably, the economy is on firmer ground, I would allow the tax rates for upper -income individuals to revert back to where they were before the cuts in the 1990s. I think at that point it makes perfect sense. – Mark Zandi

Usage examples for revert:

  1. He would not revert to the scene with Jasper. ” – What Will He Do With It, Book 10. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  2. She could not revert to her awe of them, even of the hardest workers; but she became more tolerant of the idlest and vaguest. ” – The Coast of Bohemia by William Dean Howells
  3. “ " To revert to Spence," he said. ” – The Triumph of Hilary Blachland by Bertram Mitford
  4. My thoughts continually revert to them when, as a little girl, I used to set meat and drink before my father and his guests as they sat in a circle about the fire in the center of his lodge or in our house and smoked the long red clay pipes, or, after the crops were harvested, roamed through the land during the hunting season; sometimes afoot, at other times in canoes or on horseback. ” – When Dreams Come True by Ritter Brown
  5. And the greatness of it lay in the fact that she understood, that she realized, that she knew that the whole world lay before her and her husband, to make or mar, to convert into a part of the great effort that is always a joy, the upbuilding of a home, or to allow to revert into the wilderness again if strength were lacking. ” – The Peace of Roaring River by George van Schaick
  6. “ To revert to the beginning. ” –  by
  7. And as you stand before the home of the great song- writer your thoughts will revert in fancy to the time when, a century ago, there issued from that doorway the figure of a boy of eleven years of age, clad in a suit of grey so light as to be almost white, with chubby face, bright dark eyes, with a sparkle in them that the spectacles which he wore could not hide, and a head of thick, curly, black hair. ” – Story-Lives of Great Musicians by Francis Jameson Rowbotham
  8. Sometimes, however, he would revert to the subject himself, and try to prove to Otto, or rather to himself, that there was no better state of existence than their own. ” – The Waif of the "Cynthia" by André Laurie and Jules Verne
  9. The great realistic theories have made too great a change in the standard of life, and in man himself, to make it possible for him to revert simply to the old conditions, and the older orthodox doctrines of religion can never again be accepted as a mere matter of course. ” – Rudolph Eucken by Abel J. Jones
  10. In the effort she would extend the bounds of civilization, lay the ghost of Jacobinism, satisfy military and naval adventures, and unconsciously revert to the ideas and governmental methods of the age of le grand monarque. ” – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  11. “ A year passed; John Jacks again wrote; and, Moncharmont's other projects having come to nothing, the friends decided at length to revert to their original plan, with the difference that a third partner supplied capital equal to that which Moncharmont himself put into the venture. ” – The Crown of Life by George Gissing
  12. His attention fixed on nothing that did not revert to Nan and his hunger to see her again. ” – Nan of Music Mountain by Frank H. Spearman
  13. With intense longing did his thoughts these days revert to the Western lands from which he had voluntarily expatriated himself. ” – Lafcadio Hearn by Nina H. Kennard
  14. True, my lord; but my conviction of my duty to my client compels me to revert to it. ” – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  15. We will revert to Winterfield first. ” – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins
  16. These experiences are regarded as of the highest value, and I revert in memory to them with a satisfaction and affection which words cannot express. ” – Rural Life and the Rural School by Joseph Kennedy
  17. He was only an incident, and I hope the most romantic reader will let me revert from him to the Alcazar gardens. ” – Familiar Spanish Travels by W. D. Howells
  18. Now, here, replied Mr. Jaggers, fixing me for the first time with his dark deep- set eyes, we must revert to the evening when we first encountered one another in your village. ” – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  19. The Blossom was the first ship of war that John Adams had been on board of since the mutiny; and, as Captain Beechey observes, his mind would naturally revert to scenes that could not fail to produce a temporary embarrassment, but no apprehension for his safety appeared to form any part of his thoughts; and as every person endeavoured to set his mind at rest, he soon found himself at ease and at home. ” – The Eventful History Of The Mutiny And Piratical Seizure Of H.M.S. Bounty: Its Cause And Consequences by Sir John Barrow
  20. We have hitherto followed the dispersion of Babel in its Gentile development down to that ultimate issue in which a long and unbroken civilisation is combined with an extreme moral corruption; now let us revert to the divine plan which was followed to repair this evil. ” – Church and State as Seen in the Formation of Christendom by T. W. Allies

Rhymes for revert:

Idioms for revert:

  • revert to type;
  • revert to sm or sth;