Meaning of REVERT in English

REVERT

transcription, транскрипция: [ rɪvɜ:(r)t ]

( reverts, reverting, reverted)

1.

When people or things revert to a previous state, system, or type of behaviour, they go back to it.

Jackson said her boss became increasingly depressed and reverted to smoking heavily.

VERB : V to n

2.

When someone reverts to a previous topic, they start talking or thinking about it again. ( WRITTEN )

In the car she reverted to the subject uppermost in her mind.

VERB : V to n

3.

If property, rights, or money revert to someone, they become that person’s again after someone else has had them for a period of time. ( LEGAL )

When the lease ends, the property reverts to the freeholder.

VERB : V to n

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