Definition for RE-VERSE

RE-VERSE, v.t. [revers; L. reversus, reverto; re and verto, to turn.]

  1. To turn upside down; as, to reverse a pyramid or cone. – Temple.
  2. To overturn; to subvert; as, to reverse the state. – Pope.
  3. To turn back; as, with swift wheel reverse. – Milton.
  4. To turn to the contrary; as, to reverse the scene. Or affectations quite reverse the soul. – Pope.
  5. To put each in the place of the other; as, to reverse the distinctions of good and evil. – Rogers.
  6. In law, to overthrow by a contrary decision; to make void; to annul; as, to reverse a judgment, sentence or decree. Judgments are reversed by writs of error; and for certain causes, may be reversed without such writs.
  7. To recall. [Not in use.] – Spenser.

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