1. a major change in attitude or principle or point of view

    Synonyms : about-face, policy change, volte-face
    Type Of : change
  2. turning in an opposite direction or position

    Synonyms : turn around
    Type Of : turn, turning
    Examples :
    • the reversal of the image in the lens
  3. a decision to reverse an earlier decision

    Synonyms : change of mind, flip-flop, turnabout, turnaround
    Type Of : deciding, decision making
  4. an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating

    Synonyms : black eye, blow, reverse, setback
    Type Of : natural event, happening, occurrence, occurrent
  5. the act of reversing the order or place of

    Synonyms : transposition
    Type Of : reordering
  6. turning in the opposite direction

    Synonyms : reverse, reversion, turnabout, turnaround
    Type Of : reorientation, change of direction
  7. a change from one state to the opposite state

    Type Of : change of state
    Examples :
    • there was a reversal of autonomic function
  8. a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was incorrect and should be set aside

    Antonyms : affirmation
    Type Of : judicial decision, judgment, judgement


  1. similarity in appearance or external or superficial details

    Type Of : alikeness, likeness, similitude


  1. help to readapt, as to a former state of health or good repute

    Type Of : reconstruct, restore
    Examples :
    • The prisoner was successfully rehabilitated
    • After a year in the mental clinic, the patient is now rehabilitated
  2. reinstall politically

    Antonyms : purge
    Type Of : reinstate
    Examples :
    • Deng Xiao Ping was rehabilitated several times throughout his lifetime
  3. restore to a state of good condition or operation

    Type Of : reconstruct, restore


  1. reacting to a stimulus

    Synonyms : reactive
  2. containing or using responses; alternating

    Synonyms : antiphonal
    Examples :
    • responsive reading
  3. readily reacting or replying to people or events or stimuli; showing emotion

    Antonyms : unresponsive
    Examples :
    • children are often the quickest and most responsive members of the audience


  1. rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile

    Synonyms : rampant
  2. the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child

    Synonyms : nurture, raising
    Type Of : upbringing
  3. helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community

    Synonyms : breeding, bringing up, fosterage, fostering, nurture, raising, upbringing
    Type Of : acculturation, enculturation, socialisation, socialization


  1. characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense

    Synonyms : hot
    Examples :
    • a raging battle
    • the river became a raging torrent
  2. (of the elements) as if showing violent anger

    Synonyms : angry, furious, tempestuous, wild
    Examples :
    • the raging sea
  3. very severe

    Examples :
    • a raging thirst
    • a raging toothache

rote learning

  1. memorization by repetition

    Synonyms : rote
    Type Of : committal to memory, memorisation, memorization


  1. force or drive back

    Synonyms : drive back, fight off, rebuff, repel
    Type Of : oppose, defend, fight, fight back, fight down
  2. an instance of driving away or warding off

    Synonyms : rebuff, snub
    Type Of : rejection
  3. be repellent to; cause aversion in

    Synonyms : repel
    Type Of : displease
  4. cause to move back by force or influence

    Synonyms : beat back, drive, force back, push back, repel
    Type Of : push, force


  1. a part of a forked or branching shape

    Synonyms : branch, leg
    Type Of : subfigure
  2. a development that complicates a situation

    Synonyms : complication
    Type Of : development
    Examples :
    • the court's decision had many unforeseen ramifications
  3. the act of branching out or dividing into branches

    Synonyms : branching, fork, forking
    Type Of : division
  4. an arrangement of branching parts

    Type Of : placement, arrangement


  1. feel happiness or joy

    Synonyms : joy
    Type Of : feel, experience
  2. be ecstatic with joy

    Synonyms : triumph, wallow
    Type Of : be on cloud nine, exult, jump for joy, walk on air
  3. to express great joy

    Synonyms : exuberate, exult, jubilate, triumph
    Type Of : chirk up, cheer, cheer up