Synonyms of reverse in English:

reverse


See definition of reverse

verb

1‘the car reversed into a lamp post’

SYNONYMS

back, go back, go backwards, drive back, drive backwards, move back, move backwards, send back, send backwards

back-pedal

ANTONYMS

go forwards

2‘you can reverse the bottle in the ice bucket to cool the wine in the neck first’

SYNONYMS

turn upside down, turn over, upend, upturn, put bottom up, flip over, turn topsy-turvy, invert, capsize

archaic overset

3‘when climbing on rough rock I reverse the jacket to protect the outer layer’

SYNONYMS

turn inside out

technical evert, introvert, evaginate, invaginate

4‘it may be a good idea to reverse the roles’

SYNONYMS

swap, swap round, change, change round, exchange, interchange, switch, switch round, trade, transpose, invert, turn about, turn around

ANTONYMS

keep to

5‘the crowd were clamouring for the umpire to reverse the decision’

SYNONYMS

alter, change

countermand, undo, set aside, upset, overturn, overthrow, rule against, disallow, override, overrule, veto, repudiate, revoke, repeal, cancel, rescind, annul, nullify, declare null and void, void, invalidate, negate, abrogate, quash

withdraw, take back, recant, retract, back-pedal on, backtrack on, row back, do a U-turn on

eat one's words

British do an about-turn on

vacate

archaic recall

ANTONYMS

uphold, stick to


adjective

1‘I would probably have a completely reverse opinion’

SYNONYMS

opposite, contrary, converse, counter, inverse, obverse, opposing, contrasting, antithetical

ANTONYMS

same

2‘here are the results in reverse order’

SYNONYMS

backward, backwards, reversed, inverted, transposed, from bottom to top

ANTONYMS

forwards


noun

1‘the reverse is the case’

SYNONYMS

opposite, contrary, converse, inverse, obverse, antithesis, opposite extreme, other extreme

2‘a varied picture of successes and reverses’

SYNONYMS

setback, reversal, upset, check, non-success, failure, misfortune, mishap, misadventure, accident, disaster, tragedy, catastrophe, blow, disappointment, adversity, hardship, affliction, vicissitude, defeat, rout

ill luck, bad luck, distress, tribulation, woe, hard times

ANTONYMS

success

3‘the deadlines are listed on the reverse of this page’

SYNONYMS

other side, reverse side, back, rear, underside, wrong side, flip side, B-side, verso

ANTONYMS

front, recto