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revert

  

      vb   intr; foll by: to  
1    to go back to a former practice, condition, belief, etc.  
she reverted to her old wicked ways     
2    to take up again or come back to a former topic  
3      (Biology)   (of individuals, organs, etc.) to return to a more primitive, earlier, or simpler condition or type  
4      (Property law)   (of an estate or interest in land) to return to its former owner or his heirs when a grant, esp. a grant for the lifetime of the grantee, comes to an end  
5    revert to type          to resume characteristics that were thought to have disappeared  
      n  
6    a person who, having been converted, has returned to his former beliefs or Church  
     (C13: from Latin revertere to return, from re- + vertere to turn)  
  reverter      n  
  revertible      adj  
Since back is part of the meaning of revert, one should not say that someone reverts back to a certain type of behaviour  
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revert  
      vb   intr; foll by: to  
1    to go back to a former practice, condition, belief, etc.  
she reverted to her old wicked ways     
2    to take up again or come back to a former topic  
3      (Biology)   (of individuals, organs, etc.) to return to a more primitive, earlier, or simpler condition or type  
4      (Property law)   (of an estate or interest in land) to return to its former owner or his heirs when a grant, esp. a grant for the lifetime of the grantee, comes to an end  
5    revert to type   to resume characteristics that were thought to have disappeared  
      n  
6    a person who, having been converted, has returned to his former beliefs or Church  
     (C13: from Latin revertere to return, from re- + vertere to turn)  
  reverter      n  
  revertible      adj  
Since back is part of the meaning of revert, one should not say that someone reverts back to a certain type of behaviour  

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revert

  
  
backslide, come back, go back, hark back, lapse, recur, regress, relapse, resume, return, take up where one left off  

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See also:

revet, reverent, reverter, revers

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