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Definition of "revert" []

  • To return to a former condition, practice, subject, or belief. (verb-intransitive)
  • Law To return to the former owner or to the former owner's heirs. Used of money or property. (verb-intransitive)
  • Genetics To undergo reversion. (verb-intransitive)
  • To go back to a former practice, condition, belief, etc (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To take up again or come back to a former topic (verb)
  • (of individuals, organs, etc) to return to a more primitive, earlier, or simpler condition or type (verb)
  • To reply to someone (verb)
  • (of an estate or interest in land) to return to its former owner or his heirs when a grant, esp a grant for the lifetime of the grantee, comes to an end (verb)
  • A person who, having been converted, has returned to his former beliefs or Church (noun)

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Use "revert" in a sentence
  • "Habari superglobal. php (revision 3563) 11 class SuperGlobal extends ArrayIterator 12 {29 public static function process_gps () 30 {31/* We should only revert the magic quotes once per page hit */32 static $revert = true; 33 34 if (!"
  • "Both Leeds and Liverpool had games in hand, which had they converted would have seen the title revert to a more traditional mantelpiece."
  • "When the evidence was too clearly against Buckley, he would again revert to sexual innuendo, attacks on Myra, and finally Bobby Kennedy."