形容词:revertible 名词:reverter 动词过去式:reverted 过去分词:reverted 现在分词:reverting 第三人称单数:reverts
1 ~ to sth
(a) return to (a former state or condition) 恢复（原状）
*fields that have reverted to moorland, ie are no longer cultivated 重又变成高沼池的田地（不再耕作的）.
(b) (fml 文) return to (a former practice or habit) 恢复（原先的作法或习惯）
*revert to smoking when under stress 因受到压力又恢复了吸烟的习惯
* After her divorce she reverted to (using) her maiden name. 她离婚後又重新使用娘家的姓.
2 ~ to sth (fml 文) return to (a topic in talk or thought) 回到（原话题或思路）
*To revert/Reverting to your earlier question,... 谈到你原先提的那个问题, ...
* The conversation kept reverting to the subject of money. 谈话的内容总是离不开钱的事.
* Her thoughts often reverted to Italy. 她念念不忘意大利.
3 (~ to sb/sth) (law 律) (of property, rights, etc) return or pass to the original owner, the State, etc （指财产、权利等）复归或归属于（原主、国家等）
*If he dies without an heir, his property reverts to the state. 他死後若无继承人, 其财产则归国家所有.
4 (idm 习语) revert to type return to a natural or an original condition 回复到自然的或原先的状况
*Once a socialist, she has now reverted to type and votes Tory like her parents. 她一度信仰社会主义, 但现已归真反璞像她父母一样投票支持保守党了.
vrevert to /
[revert to sb/sth] phr v
1300-1400; Language: Old French;Origin:
revertir, from Latin
revertere 'to turn back'
, from vertere 'to turn'
to change back to a situation that existed in the past
= go back to The city reverted to its former name of St Petersburg. After a few weeks, everything reverted to normal .formal
to return to an earlier subject of conversation
= go back to To revert to the question of exams, I'd like to explain further.law
if land or a building reverts to its former owner, it becomes their property again