verb (used without object)

  1. to return to a former habit, practice, belief, condition, etc.: They reverted to the ways of their forefathers.
  2. Law. to go back to or return to the former owner or to his or her heirs.
  3. Biology. to return to an earlier or primitive type.
  4. to go back in thought or discussion: He constantly reverted to his childhood.


  1. a person or thing that reverts.
  2. Law. a reversion.

verb (rɪˈvɜːt) (intr foll by to)

  1. to go back to a former practice, condition, belief, etcshe reverted to her old wicked ways
  2. to take up again or come back to a former topic
  3. biology (of individuals, organs, etc) to return to a more primitive, earlier, or simpler condition or type
  4. US to reply to someonewe will revert to you with pricing and other details
  5. property law (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
  6. revert to type to resume characteristics that were thought to have disappeared

noun (ˈriːˌvɜːt)

  1. a person who, having been converted, has returned to his former beliefs or Church

c.1300, “to come to oneself again,” from Old French revertir “return, change back,” from Vulgar Latin *revertire, variant of Latin revertere “turn back, turn about; come back, return,” from re- “back” (see re-) + vertere “to turn” (see versus). Of position or property from mid-15c.; application to customs and ideas is from 1610s.


  1. To return to a former condition, practice, subject, or belief.
  2. To undergo genetic reversion.

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