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noun as in about-face

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There was no new evidence that could have spurred a reversal in the three to four states that would have been necessary.

Experts say deradicalization can be a long and winding process, full of reversals, and emphasize that formal programs are just one tool in a sprawling fight against an overwhelming problem.

Blodget has still kept his eye on the stock market, though, and in a reversal from his former role, he has spent many years warning investors — particularly retail investors — about the dangers of speculating.

From Vox

Political experts will be studying the reasons for this stunning reversal for years to come.

From Fortune

This was the culmination of a speedy political reversal in Gwinnett.

From Fortune

The reversal shocked those who felt betrayed by the scientists, and who yelled “shame, shame” when the scientists were free.

In a marked reversal from past elections, a majority of Asian-Americans went Republican, as did a third of Latino voters.

New sanctions now would lead to the collapse of the talks and a reversal of progress already made.

And he was not the only Sinaloa cartel informant to suffer an abrupt reversal of fortune with ICE.

Now, in a cruel reversal of fate, they are the ones seeking shelter in a strange land.

This decision meant a complete reversal of Swedish foreign policy and a breach with France.

It was all beyond him somehow, the reversal of rôles so afflicting, tears and laughter so oddly mingled.

The Directors had resolved to take further measures for obtaining, in England the reversal of his sentence.

The direction in which the armature rotates will change, due to the reversal in direction of the current through it.

But one does not see clearly either the utility or the possibility of such a reversal of rles in the human species.


On this page you'll find 57 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to reversal, such as: annulment, cancellation, repeal, switch, turnabout, and turnaround.

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