Revert Definition

rĭ-vûrt
reverted, reverting, reverts
verb
reverted, reverting, reverts
To go back in action, thought, speech, etc.; return, as to a former practice, opinion, state, or subject.
Webster's New World
To resume using something that has been disused.
Had to revert to the typewriter when the computer failed.
American Heritage
To return to a former or primitive type; show ancestral characteristics normally no longer present in the species.
Webster's New World
To go back to a former owner or the heirs of such owner.
Webster's New World
To undergo reversion.
American Heritage
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noun
reverts
A person or thing that reverts; esp., one who returns to a previous faith.
Webster's New World

(in Muslim usage, due to the belief that all people are born Muslim) A convert to Islam.

Wiktionary

(computing) The act of reversion (of e.g. a database transaction or source control repository) to an earlier state.

We've found that git reverts are at least an order of magnitude faster than SVN reverse merges.
Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Revert

Noun

Singular:
revert
Plural:
reverts

Origin of Revert

  • Middle English reverten from Old French revertir from Vulgar Latin revertīre variant of Latin revertere re- re- vertere to turn wer-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French revertir, from Vulgar Latin *revertio, variant of Latin reverto.

    From Wiktionary

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