• Opposite, contrary; going in the opposite direction.
  • Pertaining to engines, vehicle movement etc. moving in a direction opposite to the usual direction.
  • To be in the non-default position; to be set for the lesser-used route.
  • Turned upside down; greatly disturbed.
  • Reversed.
  • In which cDNA synthetization is obtained from an RNA template.


  • In a reverse way or direction; in reverse; upside-down.


  • The opposite of something.
  • The act of going backwards; a reversal.
  • A piece of misfortune; a setback.
  • The tails side of a coin, or the side of a medal or badge that is opposite the obverse.
  • The side of something facing away from a viewer, or from what is considered the front; the other side.
  • The gear setting of an automobile that makes it travel backwards.
  • A thrust in fencing made with a backward turn of the hand; a backhanded stroke.
  • A turn or fold made in bandaging, by which the direction of the bandage is changed.


  • To turn something around so that it faces the opposite direction or runs in the opposite sequence.
  • To turn something inside out or upside down.
  • To transpose the positions of two things.
  • To change totally; to alter to the opposite.
  • To return, come back.
  • To turn away; to cause to depart.
  • To cause to return; to recall.
  • To revoke a law, or to change a decision into its opposite.
  • To cause a mechanism or a vehicle to operate or move in the opposite direction to normal.
  • To change the direction of a reaction such that the products become the reactants and vice-versa.
  • To place a set of points in the reverse position
  • to move from the normal position to the reverse position
  • To overthrow; to subvert.


Opposite words


  • , reversen (verb), from Anglo-Norman revers (noun, adjective), reverser (verb), Middle French revers (noun, adjective), reverser (verb), and their source, Latin reversus (perfect passive participle), reversō (verb), from re- + versō. revers.

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