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The minimum distance from the property line to where a structure may be built, as regulated by zoning statutes or restrictions in the deeds in various locales. Meant to keep houses from being built so close to each other that they cut off the light to and ventilation from a neighbor’s home. Setback also applies to how close a structure may be built to a road. The minimum distance from the property line to where a structure may be built, as regulated by zoning statutes or restrictions in the deeds in various locales. Meant to keep houses from being built so close to each other that they cut off the light to and ventilation from a neighbor’s home. Setback also applies to how close a structure may be built to a road.
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  1. The minimum distance from the property line to where a structure may be built, as regulated by zoning statutes or restrictions in the deeds in various locales. Meant to keep houses from being built so close to each other that they cut off the light to and ventilation from a neighbor’s home. Setback also applies to how close a structure may be built to a road. The minimum distance from the property line to where a structure may be built, as regulated by zoning statutes or restrictions in the deeds in various locales. Meant to keep houses from being built so close to each other that they cut off the light to and ventilation from a neighbor’s home. Setback also applies to how close a structure may be built to a road.
  2. An unanticipated or sudden check in progress; a change from better to worse.
  3. A backset; a check; a repulse; a relapse.
To change position, direction, form, character, etc.
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  1. To change position, direction, form, character, etc.
  2. To change gears, as when driving an automobile.
  3. To use a shift key.
(Idiomatic, buzzword, with "360 degrees") To make a situation worse by trying to make it better.
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  1. (Idiomatic, buzzword, with "360 degrees") To make a situation worse by trying to make it better.
  2. (Business, management) To reverse a trend, usually towards a more favorable outcome; to return (a business, department) to effectiveness, profitability, etc.
  3. (Intransitive, reflexive, sports) To reverse the expected outcome of a game, usually from a losing position to a winning one.
To limit or reduce slightly; moderate
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  1. To limit or reduce slightly; moderate
  2. (Linguistics) To change (a vowel) by umlaut.
  3. (Linguis.) To change the form of a morpheme to indicate grammatical relations or derivation
Placed or located directly across from something else or from each other:
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  1. Placed or located directly across from something else or from each other:
  2. Sharply contrasting; antithetical:
  3. (Botany) Growing in pairs on either side of a stem:
Opposite in nature, order, direction, etc.; altogether different
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  1. Opposite in nature, order, direction, etc.; altogether different
  2. Opposed, as in character or purpose:
  3. (Music) Moving in the opposite direction at a fixed interval:
Turned or directed toward the rear or in the opposite way
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  1. Turned or directed toward the rear or in the opposite way
  2. Done or arranged in a manner or order that is opposite to previous occurrence or normal use.
  3. (Of motion) Pertaining to the direction towards the back.
An object that causes light or other radiation to be reflected from its surface, with little or no diffusion. Common mirrors consist of a thin sheet or film of metal, such as silver, behind or covering a glass pane. Mirrors are used extensively in telescopes, microscopes, lasers, fiber optics, measuring instruments, and many other devices.
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  1. An object that causes light or other radiation to be reflected from its surface, with little or no diffusion. Common mirrors consist of a thin sheet or film of metal, such as silver, behind or covering a glass pane. Mirrors are used extensively in telescopes, microscopes, lasers, fiber optics, measuring instruments, and many other devices.
A thing related in a converse way; the opposite
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  1. A thing related in a converse way; the opposite
  2. (Logic) A proposition obtained by conversion
  3. An interchange of thoughts and feelings by means of speech or sign language; conversation.
Used other than as an idiom: see other,‎ side.
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  1. Used other than as an idiom: see other,‎ side.
  2. (Idiomatic, usually preceded by the and sometimes capitalized) The afterlife, as a supernatural realm inhabited by spirits of deceased people.
Something that is opposite or contrary.
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  1. Something that is opposite or contrary.
  2. Either of two opposing or contrary things:
  3. (Logic) A proposition related to another in such a way that if the latter is true, the former must be false, but if the latter is false, the former is not necessarily true.
(Geol.) A sudden, violent change, such as an earthquake
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  1. (Geol.) A sudden, violent change, such as an earthquake
  2. A complete failure; a fiasco:
  3. (Narratology) The dramatic event that initiates the resolution of the plot in a tragedy.
A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque. A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque.
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  1. A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque. A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque.
(Intransitive, used with "on") To abandon, desert, betray or fail someone or something.
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  1. (Intransitive, used with "on") To abandon, desert, betray or fail someone or something.
  2. (Intransitive, of two or more persons) To have known each other for a certain length of time.
To subject to inversion.
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  1. To subject to inversion.
  2. To change to the direct opposite; reverse the order, position, direction, etc. of
  3. To turn upside down
(Logic) To change (a proposition) by conversion
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  1. (Logic) To change (a proposition) by conversion
  2. To be converted
  3. (Logic) To transform (a proposition) by conversion.
To prevent from happening
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  1. To prevent from happening
  2. (Law) to make legally invalid.
  3. To counteract the force or effectiveness of.
To make invalid; deprive of legal force
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  1. To make invalid; deprive of legal force
The annullment of an existing law by the enactment of a new law. If the new law declares the old law to be revoked, the repeal is express. If the new law has provisions that contradict the old law so that both cannot logically exist together, the new law takes precedence and the repeal is implied. The annullment of an existing law by the enactment of a new law. If the new law declares the old law to be revoked, the repeal is express. If the new law has provisions that contradict the old law so that both cannot logically exist together, the new law takes precedence and the repeal is implied. The act of annulling a law.
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  1. The annullment of an existing law by the enactment of a new law. If the new law declares the old law to be revoked, the repeal is express. If the new law has provisions that contradict the old law so that both cannot logically exist together, the new law takes precedence and the repeal is implied. The annullment of an existing law by the enactment of a new law. If the new law declares the old law to be revoked, the repeal is express. If the new law has provisions that contradict the old law so that both cannot logically exist together, the new law takes precedence and the repeal is implied. The act of annulling a law.
  2. To revoke or rescind, especially by the action of a legislature.
  3. To withdraw officially or formally; revoke; cancel; annul
(Music) To write or perform (a composition) in a key other than the original or given key.
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  1. (Music) To write or perform (a composition) in a key other than the original or given key.
  2. (Mathematics) To move (a term) from one side of an algebraic equation to the other side, reversing its sign to maintain equality.
  3. To transfer or shift; now, specif., to change the usual, normal, relative, or respective order or position of; interchange
To arrange again
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  1. To arrange again
  2. To change the arrangement of.
  3. To change the order or arrangement of (one or more items).
To change position, direction, form, character, etc.
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  1. To change position, direction, form, character, etc.
  2. To change gears, as when driving an automobile.
  3. To use a shift key.
Situated on the opposite side or sides of the Earth.
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  1. Situated on the opposite side or sides of the Earth.
  2. Diametrically opposed; exactly opposite.
  3. Diametrically opposite
(Informal) of, or pertaining to, Australia or New Zealand
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  1. (Informal) of, or pertaining to, Australia or New Zealand
  2. Diametrically opposed
  3. Relating to the antipodes, or situated at opposite sides of the Earth
Of, relating to, or marked by antithesis.
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  1. Of, relating to, or marked by antithesis.
  2. Pertaining to antithesis, or opposition of words and sentiments; containing, or of the nature of, antithesis; contrasted.
  3. Exactly opposite
Of or relating to an antonym or antonyms.
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  1. Of or relating to an antonym or antonyms.
Tending to contradict or oppose, contrarious.
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  1. Tending to contradict or oppose, contrarious.
  2. Given to contradicting:
  3. Inclined to contradict or deny
Opposite in nature, order, direction, etc.; altogether different
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  1. Opposite in nature, order, direction, etc.; altogether different
  2. Opposed, as in character or purpose:
  3. (Music) Moving in the opposite direction at a fixed interval:
Reversed in position, order, action, etc.; opposite; contrary; turned about
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  1. Reversed in position, order, action, etc.; opposite; contrary; turned about
Contrary; opposing:
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  1. Contrary; opposing:
  2. That acts in opposition, tends in an opposite direction, or is opposite or contrary; opposed or opposing
Of or relating to a diameter; diametral
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Of, relating to, or along a diameter.
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  1. Of, relating to, or along a diameter.
  2. Designating an opposite, a contrary, a difference, etc. that is wholly so; complete
  3. Exactly opposite; contrary.
That opposes or oppose; on the opposite side.
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  1. That opposes or oppose; on the opposite side.
Placed or located directly across from something else or from each other:
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  1. Placed or located directly across from something else or from each other:
  2. Sharply contrasting; antithetical:
  3. (Botany) Growing in pairs on either side of a stem:
Relating to a pole, such as the pole of a magnet or one of the electrodes of an electrolytic cell.
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  1. Relating to a pole, such as the pole of a magnet or one of the electrodes of an electrolytic cell.
  2. Opposite in character, nature, direction, etc.
  3. Occupying or characterized by opposite extremes:
One of a pair of antipodes.
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  1. One of a pair of antipodes.
  2. Anything diametrically opposite; exact opposite
  3. A direct or diametrical opposite.
Something that is the exact opposite or contrary of another; an antipode.
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  1. Something that is the exact opposite or contrary of another; an antipode.
  2. Two places on directly opposite sides of the Earth, such as the North Pole and the South Pole.
  3. A place on the opposite side of the earth
The second stage of the Hegelian dialectic process, representing the opposite of the thesis.
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  1. The second stage of the Hegelian dialectic process, representing the opposite of the thesis.
  2. The direct or exact opposite:
  3. A proposition that is the diametric opposite of some other proposition.
(Semantics) A word which has the opposite meaning of another, although not necessarily in all its senses.
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  1. (Semantics) A word which has the opposite meaning of another, although not necessarily in all its senses.
Something that is opposite or contrary.
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  1. Something that is opposite or contrary.
  2. (Logic) Either of two propositions so related that only one can be true but both may be false
  3. The opposite; thing that is the opposite of another
An interchange of thoughts and feelings by means of speech or sign language; conversation.
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  1. An interchange of thoughts and feelings by means of speech or sign language; conversation.
  2. A thing related in a converse way; the opposite
  3. Something that has been reversed; an opposite.
(Printing) The depression between the raised lines of the face on a piece of type.
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  1. (Printing) The depression between the raised lines of the face on a piece of type.
  2. One that is an opposite.
  3. The opposite; contrary
An opponent or antagonist.
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  1. An opponent or antagonist.
  2. Anything opposed or opposite
  3. Arranged as one of a pair on either side of a stem or twig. Maple and ash trees have opposite leaves.
(Logic) Any of a pair of propositions, that cannot both be true or both be false.
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  1. (Logic) Any of a pair of propositions, that cannot both be true or both be false.
  2. Something that contradicts; an opposite
  3. (Logic) Either of two proportions so related that only one can be true and, likewise, only one can be false
(Logic) A proposition obtained by negating and transposing the terms of a given proposition
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  1. (Logic) A proposition obtained by negating and transposing the terms of a given proposition
  2. A proposition derived by negating and permuting the terms of another, equivalent proposition; for example, All not-Y is not-X is the contrapositive of All X is Y.
Whatever is thrown back in its course, such as water.
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  1. Whatever is thrown back in its course, such as water.
  2. A setback; relapse; reverse
  3. A setback or reversal.
(Law) Annulment, change, or revocation, as of a lower court's decision
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  1. (Law) Annulment, change, or revocation, as of a lower court's decision
  2. A usually adverse change in fortune:
  3. A reversing or being reversed; esp., a change to the opposite as in one's fortune
An unanticipated or sudden check in progress; a change from better to worse.
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  1. An unanticipated or sudden check in progress; a change from better to worse.
  2. The required minimum distance between a building and a property line (often, specif., the front property line) established by local code or ordinance
  3. (Architecture) A step-like recession in a wall.
To subject to inversion (in various senses)
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  1. To subject to inversion (in various senses)
  2. To change to the direct opposite; reverse the order, position, direction, etc. of
  3. To turn inside out or upside down:
(Music) To write or perform (a composition) in a key other than the original or given key.
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  1. (Music) To write or perform (a composition) in a key other than the original or given key.
  2. To transfer or shift; now, specif., to change the usual, normal, relative, or respective order or position of; interchange
  3. To play music in a key or at a pitch level different from the one in which it is written
  1. Sequentially; in turn
  2. (Dated, intransitive) To reverse one's position; to turn round.
  3. To turn (something) one way and then another; to move about.
In circumference or perimeter:
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  1. In circumference or perimeter:
  2. From the beginning to the end:
  3. In a circle or with a circular motion:
From one person, etc. to another
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  1. From one person, etc. to another
  2. Across an intervening space:
  3. Again; another time; repeated(ly)
To turn or face in the opposite direction
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  1. To turn or face in the opposite direction
  2. (Intransitive) To turn 180 degrees to face the opposite direction;
  3. (Military)Alternative form of about-face.
(Games) To announce a double in bridge.
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  1. (Games) To announce a double in bridge.
  2. To advance (a runner) by hitting a double
  3. To be the double of
To direct or carry from a lower to a higher position; raise:
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  1. To direct or carry from a lower to a higher position; raise:
  2. To yield to upward pressure:
  3. To reduce the sagging of (the face, breasts, etc.) by means of cosmetic surgery
To summon back to awareness of or concern with the subject or situation at hand:
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  1. To summon back to awareness of or concern with the subject or situation at hand:
  2. To cancel, take back, or revoke:
  3. To call back; ask or order to return; specif., to ask purchasers to return (an imperfect or dangerous product), often so that a manufacturing defect can be corrected
The annullment of an existing law by the enactment of a new law. If the new law declares the old law to be revoked, the repeal is express. If the new law has provisions that contradict the old law so that both cannot logically exist together, the new law takes precedence and the repeal is implied. The annullment of an existing law by the enactment of a new law. If the new law declares the old law to be revoked, the repeal is express. If the new law has provisions that contradict the old law so that both cannot logically exist together, the new law takes precedence and the repeal is implied. The act of annulling a law.
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  1. The annullment of an existing law by the enactment of a new law. If the new law declares the old law to be revoked, the repeal is express. If the new law has provisions that contradict the old law so that both cannot logically exist together, the new law takes precedence and the repeal is implied. The annullment of an existing law by the enactment of a new law. If the new law declares the old law to be revoked, the repeal is express. If the new law has provisions that contradict the old law so that both cannot logically exist together, the new law takes precedence and the repeal is implied. The act of annulling a law.
  2. To revoke or rescind, especially by the action of a legislature.
  3. (Obsolete) To summon back or recall, especially from exile.
To make void; repeal or annul.
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  1. To make void; repeal or annul.
  2. To revoke, repeal, or cancel (a law, order, etc.)
  3. To cancel a contract, whether unilaterally or by mutual agreement and restore both parties to status quo ante (the positions they would have been in if the contract had never existed). See also rescission. To cancel a contract, whether unilaterally or by mutual agreement and restore both parties to status quo ante (the positions they would have been in if the contract had never existed). See also rescission.
(Card Games) To fail to follow suit when required and able to do so; renege
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  1. (Card Games) To fail to follow suit when required and able to do so; renege
  2. To invalidate or cause to no longer be in effect, as by voiding or canceling:
  3. (Now Rare) To recall
Find another word for reverse. In this page you can discover 80 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for reverse, like: setback, shift, turn-around, modify, opposite, contrary, backward, mirror, converse, other-side and contrary.