Meaning of REVERT in English

I. rə̇ˈvər]t, rēˈ-, -və̄], -vəi], usu ]d.+V verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

Etymology: Middle English reverten, from Middle French revertir, from Old French, from Latin revertere to turn back, from re- + vertere to turn — more at worth

intransitive verb

1. : to come or go back (as to a place, person, condition, or topic)

a people that reverted to savagery

2. : to return to the proprietor or his heirs or assigns after the termination of a particular estate or reversion granted by him

3. : to undergo reversion : return toward some ancestral type

4. : to return to a former chemical state — used especially of solubilized phosphoric acid or phosphate in fertilizer that becomes insoluble again

5. : to develop an off-flavor — used especially of a fat or a fatty oil

transitive verb

1. obsolete

a. : to cause to return to ; especially : restore

b. : to turn, force, or throw back

c. : revoke , reverse , annul

2. : to turn to the contrary : reverse , invert

3. : to turn (as the eyes) or direct back or to the rear

4. : to cause (as phosphates) to revert

- revert a series

II. noun

( -s )

: one that reverts or is reverted ; especially : one that returns to a former faith

III. adjective

: reverted

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