To turn inside out or outward.
To turn outward or inside out, as an eyelid.
Origin of evert
- Back-formation from Middle English everted turned upside down from Latin ēvertere to overturn ē-, ex- ex- vertere to turn wer-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin evertere, from e (out) + vertere to turn around in various senses; hence in English: to turn about or overturn. In the 16th century the word appeared in the sense of upsetting or overturning; since the 18th century the sense of "turning out" like a pocket has been the dominant usage.