|Origin:||revertir, from Latin revertere 'to turn back', from vertere 'to turn'|
revert to somebody/somethingphrasal verb
to change back to a situation that existed in the past [= go back to]:
The city reverted to its former name of St Petersburg.
After a few weeks, everything reverted to normal.
to return to an earlier subject of conversation [= go back to]:
To revert to the question of exams, I'd like to explain further.
if land or a building reverts to its former owner, it becomes their property again