verb (used without object)
to return to a former habit, practice, belief, condition, etc.:
They reverted to the ways of their forefathers.
Law. to go back to or return to the former owner or to his or her heirs.
Biology. to return to an earlier or primitive type.
to go back in thought or discussion:
He constantly reverted to his childhood.
a person or thing that reverts.
Law. a reversion.
verb (rɪˈvɜːt) (intransitive) foll by to
to go back to a former practice, condition, belief, etc: she reverted to her old wicked ways
to take up again or come back to a former topic
(biology) (of individuals, organs, etc) to return to a more primitive, earlier, or simpler condition or type
(US) to reply to someone: we will revert to you with pricing and other details
(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
revert to type, to resume characteristics that were thought to have disappeared
a person who, having been converted, has returned to his former beliefs or Church
revert re·vert (rĭ-vûrt’)
v. re·vert·ed, re·vert·ing, re·verts
To return to a former condition, practice, subject, or belief.
To undergo genetic reversion.
noun 1. a person or thing that reverts. noun, Law. 1. a future interest in property that rests in a grantor.
noun, plural reveries. 1. reverie. noun 1. a state of dreamy meditation or fanciful musing: lost in reverie. 2. a daydream. 3. a fantastic, visionary, or impractical idea: reveries that will never come to fruition. 4. Music. an instrumental composition of a vague and dreamy character. noun (pl) -eries 1. an act or state of […]
verb (used with object) 1. to vest (a person) again, as with ownership or office; reinvest; reinstate. 2. to vest (powers, office, etc.) again. verb (used without object) 3. to become vested again in a person; go back again to a former owner. verb 1. (often foll by in) to restore (former power, authority, status, […]
verb (used with object), revetted, revetting. 1. to face, as an embankment, with masonry or other material. verb -vets, -vetting, -vetted 1. to face (a wall or embankment) with stones