change by reversal
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|Verb||1.||change by reversal - change to the contrary; "The trend was reversed"; "the tides turned against him"; "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern"|
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
flip-flop, interchange, alternate, tack, switch, flip - reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)
turn the tables, turn the tide - cause a complete reversal of the circumstances; "The tables are turned now that the Republicans are in power!"
commutate - reverse the direction of (an alternating electric current) each half cycle so as to produce a unidirectional current
falsify - falsify knowingly; "She falsified the records"
permute, transpose, commute - change the order or arrangement of; "Dyslexics often transpose letters in a word"
metamorphose, transmogrify, transfigure - change completely the nature or appearance of; "In Kafka's story, a person metamorphoses into a bug"; "The treatment and diet transfigured her into a beautiful young woman"; "Jesus was transfigured after his resurrection"
retrovert, revert, turn back, regress, return - go back to a previous state; "We reverted to the old rules"
undo - cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect; "I wish I could undo my actions"