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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishreversere‧verse1 /rɪˈvɜːs $ -ɜːrs/ ●●○ W3 AWL verb  1 opposite [transitive]OPPOSITE/REVERSE to change something, such as a decision, judgment, or process so that it is the opposite of what it was beforereverse a decision/verdict/policy etc The decision was reversed on appeal.reverse a trend/process/decline etc More changes are required to reverse the trend towards centralised power.2 car [intransitive, transitive]TTC especially British English if a vehicle or its driver reverses, they go backwards syn back up American Englishreverse out of/into etc Bob reversed into a parking space.reverse something into/out of something I reversed the car into a side road.3 change position/purpose [transitive]ORDER/SEQUENCE to change around the usual order of the parts of something, or the usual things two people do syn swapreverse roles/positions Our roles as child and guardian had now been reversed.4 turn something over [transitive]TURN to turn something over or around, in order to show the back of it Reverse the paper in the printer.5 reverse yourself6 reverse the chargesCOLLOCATIONSnounsreverse a decision/rulingThe Supreme Court reversed the decision.reverse your position (=change your opinion or attitude)He spoke in favor of the bill, reversing his previous position.reverse a policyShe is pressing the government to reverse its policy.reverse a trendImmigration has increased sharply and reversing this trend will be extremely difficult.reverse a declineHis policies had reversed the decline in the economy.reverse a processWe cannot reverse the ageing process.reverse the effects of somethingHair conditioner can’t reverse the damaging effects of colouring and perming. → See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
reverseDrive down to where I am, then start reversing.Half the new police squad cars have the colors reversed.It's clear that our priorities need to be reversed.The image on the screen was reversed and upside down.Many of the former administration's policies were reversed by the new president.It reversed fast, the gearbox whining like a violin, and parked in front of the Mercedes.The longer the economic decline is allowed to go on the more difficult it will be to reverse it.Many of the consequences of our acts can be reversed or nullified by redefinition.As I approached the house a car reversed out of the driveway and sped off down the road.It may take a century or two to reverse the damage done by pollution.Most important, they announced that they would reverse the disastrous 1982 policy of nationalizing banks.Self-pity tends to block taking action that will be truly effective in reversing the downward spirals of primary and family diseases.The court of appeal reversed the original verdict set the prisoner free.By keeping a close and constant watch on himself, Quinn was gradually able to reverse the process.The Prague linguists' approach explains it in terms of reversing the theme-rheme sequence.He slowly reversed the van into the parking place.Cities are expanding and using up more and more of the desert. Our aim is to reverse this trend and to protect our open spaces.Tyler had been charged with reversing this trend.You'll have to reverse to let them pass.reverse a trend/process/decline etcThey also allow the reverse processes, antiquarks turning into electrons, and electrons and antielectrons turning into antiquarks and quarks.The action reversed a trend in which the two countries appeared to be edging ever so slightly toward increased cooperation.The reverse process involves the computer recognition of pictures.Ultimately you are involved in a reverse process of what the historian H underwent while writing the book.The reverse process often takes place in the evening, and the mountains become clear and sharp again.The reverse process, therefore, is to consider what we owe to other people.The reverse process was used to install the launcher on pedestals at the pad.reverse out of/into etcThe four-wheel started first go and he reversed out into the farmyard.Mrs Wright reversed out into the road again and drove off past the church.reverse roles/positionsAs a practical matter, the more we reverse roles, the better the parenting balance.