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

Translation of reverse in Italian:


  • 1 (opposite) See examples:the reverse
    il contrario
    rather the reverse
    piuttosto il contrario
    quite the reverse
    al contrario
    the truth was exactly the reverse
    la verità era tutto il contrario
  • 2 (back) See examples:the reverse
    (of coin, fabric)
    il rovescio
    (of banknote)
    il verso
    (of picture)
    il retro
  • 4 (Auto)
    also: reverse gear
    marcia (feminine) indietro, retromarcia (feminine)
    you're in reverse
    sei in retromarcia
    to go into reverse
    [figurative] (process)
    to put a plan, policy into reverse [figurative]
    fare marcia indietro su un piano, una politica
    the same process but in reverse
    lo stesso processo, ma in senso inverso


  • 2 (other) See examples:the reverse side
    (of coin, medal, fabric)
    il rovescio
    (of picture)
    la parte dietro
  • 3 (backwards)
    to answer the questions in reverse order
    rispondere alle domande cominciando dall'ultima
  • 4 (Auto)reverse turn
    curva in retromarcia
  • 5in reverse
    (do, function)
    al contrario

transitive verb

  • 1 (invert)
    (order, trend, process, policy)
  • 4 (Technology, Auto)
    fare girare [qualcosa] al contrario
    (mechanism, machine)
    to reverse a car to reverse a car out of a garage
    uscire da un garage in retromarcia
  • 6 (Telecommunications)to reverse the charges
    fare una telefonata a carico (del destinatario)

intransitive verb

  • (driver) he reversed into a tree
    è andato a sbattere contro un albero facendo retromarcia
    to reverse down the lane, into a parking space
    percorrere la strada, parcheggiare in retromarcia

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