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British English: /rɪˈvəːs/
American English: /rəˈvərs/

Translation of reverse in French:


  • 1 (opposite) See examples: the reverse rather the reverse
    plutôt le contraire
    quite the reverse the truth was exactly the reverse
    la vérité était tout le contraire
  • 2 (back) See examples: the reverse (of coin)
    le revers
    (of banknote)
    le verso
    (of fabric, picture)
    l'envers (m)
  • 4 (Automobile)
    also: reverse gear
    you're in reverse
    tu es en marche arrière
    to go into reverse
    se mettre en marche arrière
    [figurative] (process)
    to put a plan/policy into reverse
    faire marche arrière dans son plan/sa politique
    the same process but in reverse
    le même procédé mais en sens inverse


  • 2 (other) See examples: the reverse side (of coin, medal)
    le revers
    (of fabric, picture)
    l'envers (m)
  • 3 (backwards)
    to answer the questions in reverse order
    répondre aux questions en commençant par la dernière
  • 4 (Automobile)reverse turn
    virage (m) en marche arrière

also: in reverse adverb phrase

transitive verb

  • 1 (invert)
    (order, trend, process, policy)
  • 3 (British English) (Politics)
  • 4 (Technology, Automobile)
    faire tourner [quelque chose] à l'envers
    (mechanism, machine)
    faire rouler [quelque chose] en marche arrière
    to reverse a car out of a garage
    sortir une voiture d'un garage en marche arrière
  • 6 (Telecommunications)to reverse the charges
    appeler en PCV

intransitive verb

  • he reversed into a tree
    il a heurté un arbre en faisant marche arrière
    to reverse down the lane/into a parking space
    descendre l'allée/se garer en marche arrière

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