Antonyms of noun reverse

1 of 6 senses of reverse

Sense 4
reverse, verso -- (the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design)
       Antonym of obverse (Sense 2)
      => obverse -- (the side of a coin or medal bearing the principal stamp or design)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun reverse

6 senses of reverse

Sense 1
reverse, contrary, opposite -- (a relation of direct opposition; "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true")
       => opposition, oppositeness -- (the relation between opposed entities)

Sense 2
reverse, reverse gear -- (the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed)
       => gear, gear mechanism -- (a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle))

Sense 3
reverse, reversal, setback, blow, black eye -- (an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating)
       => happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event -- (an event that happens)

Sense 4
reverse, verso -- (the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design)
       => side -- (an extended outer surface of an object; "he turned the box over to examine the bottom side"; "they painted all four sides of the house")

Sense 5
reverse -- ((American football) a running play in which a back running in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the opposite direction)
       => run, running, running play, running game -- ((American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team; "the defensive line braced to stop the run"; "the coach put great emphasis on running")

Sense 6
reversion, reverse, reversal, turnabout, turnaround -- (turning in the opposite direction)
       => change of direction, reorientation -- (the act of changing the direction in which something is oriented)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb reverse

5 senses of reverse

Sense 1
change by reversal, turn, reverse -- (change to the contrary; "The trend was reversed"; "the tides turned against him"; "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 2
turn back, invert, reverse -- (turn inside out or upside down)
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 3
overrule, overturn, override, overthrow, reverse -- (rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill")
       => rule, decree -- (decide with authority; "The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed")

Sense 4
revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate -- (cancel officially; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence")
       => cancel, strike down -- (declare null and void; make ineffective; "Cancel the election results"; "strike down a law")

Sense 5
invert, reverse -- (reverse the position, order, relation, or condition of; "when forming a question, invert the subject and the verb")
       => reorder -- (assign a new order to)

Antonyms of adj reverse

3 senses of reverse

Sense 1
rearward, reverse -- (directed or moving toward the rear; "a rearward glance"; "a rearward movement")

INDIRECT (VIA backward) -> forward -- (at or near or directed toward the front; "the forward section of the aircraft"; "a forward plunge down the stairs"; "forward motion")

Sense 2
reverse (vs. forward) -- (of the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle; "in reverse gear")

forward (vs. reverse) -- (of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle; "in a forward gear")

Sense 3
inverse, reverse -- (reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect)

INDIRECT (VIA backward) -> forward -- (at or near or directed toward the front; "the forward section of the aircraft"; "a forward plunge down the stairs"; "forward motion")

Similarity of adj reverse

3 senses of reverse

Sense 1
rearward, reverse -- (directed or moving toward the rear; "a rearward glance"; "a rearward movement")
       => backward (vs. forward) -- (directed or facing toward the back or rear; "a backward view")

Sense 2
reverse (vs. forward) -- (of the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle; "in reverse gear")

Sense 3
inverse, reverse -- (reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect)
       => backward (vs. forward) -- (directed or facing toward the back or rear; "a backward view")

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