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in·vert

 (ĭn-vûrt′)
v. in·vert·ed, in·vert·ing, in·verts
v.tr.
1. To turn inside out or upside down: invert an hourglass.
2. To reverse the position, order, or condition of: invert the subject and predicate of a sentence. See Synonyms at reverse.
3. To subject to inversion.
v.intr.
To be subjected to inversion.
n. (ĭn′vûrt′)
1. Something inverted.
2. Psychology
a. One who takes on the gender role of the opposite sex.
b. In the theory of Sigmund Freud, a homosexual person. No longer in scientific use.

[Latin invertere : in-, in; see in-2 + vertere, to turn; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

in·vert′i·ble adj.

invert

vb
1. to turn or cause to turn upside down or inside out
2. (tr) to reverse in effect, sequence, direction, etc
3. (Phonetics & Phonology) (tr) phonetics
a. to turn (the tip of the tongue) up and back
b. to pronounce (a speech sound) by retroflexion
4. (Logic) logic to form the inverse of a categorial proposition
n
5. (Psychiatry) psychiatry
a. a person who adopts the role of the opposite sex
b. an old-fashioned word for homosexual
6. (Architecture) architect
a. the lower inner surface of a drain, sewer, etc. Compare soffit2
b. an arch that is concave upwards, esp one used in foundations
[C16: from Latin invertere, from in-2 + vertere to turn]
inˈvertible adj
inˌvertiˈbility n

in•vert

(v. ɪnˈvɜrt; adj., n. ˈɪn vɜrt)
v.t.
1. to turn upside down.
2. to reverse in position, order, direction, or relationship.
3. to turn inward or back upon itself.
4. to turn inside out.
5. to subject to chemical inversion.
6. to subject to musical inversion.
v.i.
7. to become chemically inverted.
adj.
8. subjected to chemical inversion.
n.
9. an inverted person or thing.
10. a homosexual.
11. a postage stamp with all or part of the central design printed upside down.
[1525–35; < Latin invertere to turn upside down or inside out =in- in-3 + vertere to turn]
in•vert′i•ble, adj.
in•vert`i•bil′i•ty, n.

invert


Past participle: inverted
Gerund: inverting

Imperative
invert
invert
Present
I invert
you invert
he/she/it inverts
we invert
you invert
they invert
Preterite
I inverted
you inverted
he/she/it inverted
we inverted
you inverted
they inverted
Present Continuous
I am inverting
you are inverting
he/she/it is inverting
we are inverting
you are inverting
they are inverting
Present Perfect
I have inverted
you have inverted
he/she/it has inverted
we have inverted
you have inverted
they have inverted
Past Continuous
I was inverting
you were inverting
he/she/it was inverting
we were inverting
you were inverting
they were inverting
Past Perfect
I had inverted
you had inverted
he/she/it had inverted
we had inverted
you had inverted
they had inverted
Future
I will invert
you will invert
he/she/it will invert
we will invert
you will invert
they will invert
Future Perfect
I will have inverted
you will have inverted
he/she/it will have inverted
we will have inverted
you will have inverted
they will have inverted
Future Continuous
I will be inverting
you will be inverting
he/she/it will be inverting
we will be inverting
you will be inverting
they will be inverting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been inverting
you have been inverting
he/she/it has been inverting
we have been inverting
you have been inverting
they have been inverting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been inverting
you will have been inverting
he/she/it will have been inverting
we will have been inverting
you will have been inverting
they will have been inverting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been inverting
you had been inverting
he/she/it had been inverting
we had been inverting
you had been inverting
they had been inverting
Conditional
I would invert
you would invert
he/she/it would invert
we would invert
you would invert
they would invert
Past Conditional
I would have inverted
you would have inverted
he/she/it would have inverted
we would have inverted
you would have inverted
they would have inverted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.invert - make an inversion (in a musical composition); "here the theme is inverted"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
2.invert - reverse the position, order, relation, or condition of; "when forming a question, invert the subject and the verb"
reorder - assign a new order to
3.invert - turn inside out or upside down
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

invert

verb overturn, upturn, turn upside down, upset, reverse, capsize, transpose, introvert, turn inside out, turn turtle, invaginate (Pathology), overset, intussuscept (Pathology) Invert the cake onto a cooling rack.

invert

verb
To change to the opposite position, direction, or course:
reverse, transpose, turn (about, around, over, or round).
Translations
يَقْلِبُ رأسا على عَقب
obrátit
pöörama
hvolfa; snúa viî
apvertimaskabutės
apgāztapgrieztpārstatīt
baş aşağı döndürmektersine çevirmek

invert

[ɪnˈvɜːt] VTinvertir, poner al revés

invert

[ɪnˈvɜːrt] vt
[+ order] → inverser
[+ cup, object] → retourner
Invert the jelly onto a plate → Retourner la gelée sur une assiette.

invert

vtumkehren; object alsoauf den Kopf stellen; order alsoumdrehen; (Gram) subject and objectumstellen; word order, colours, selectionumkehren; inverted nipplesHohlwarzen pl

invert

[ɪnˈvɜːt] vt (object) → capovolgere, rovesciare; (elements, words) → invertire

invert

(inˈvəːt) verb
to turn upside down or reverse the order of.
inˈversion (-ʃən) noun
inverted commas
single or double commas, the first (set) of which is turned upside down (`` '', ` '), used in writing to show where direct speech begins and ends. ``It is a lovely day,'' she said.
References in classic literature ?
Convulsively my hands grasped the tiller, but with the crazy conceit that the tiller was, somehow, in some enchanted way, inverted. My God!
Henceforward he saw every appearance of virtue in the youth through the magnifying end, and viewed all his faults with the glass inverted, so that they became scarce perceptible.
"It seems a paradox, does it not," he went on, "that the image formed on the Retina should be inverted?"
As the gong sounded, one of his seconds inverted a water bottle on his head.
On top of all he placed the cooking pot, inverted, and on top of this he laid one of the grinning skulls, upon which he fastened the headdress of the dead Kulonga.
After their departure, taking place in inverted order to their arrival, the canvas cloth was cleared, or rather was restored to some hurried order by the pallid steward.
On the other hand, the effect may be inverted. Men of factious tempers, of local prejudices, or of sinister designs, may, by intrigue, by corruption, or by other means, first obtain the suffrages, and then betray the interests, of the people.
The chimney-corner and once blazing hearth was now filled with inverted beehives, in which the hens laid their eggs; while out of doors the plots that each succeeding householder had carefully shaped with his spade were torn by the cocks in wildest fashion.
After half an hour of skillful maneuvering, the Englishman rose rapidly to a considerable altitude, and then, suddenly, without warning, he looped and flew with the plane inverted for a few seconds.
The fresh chill air was faintly charged with the aroma of pine balsam, and the sky above was crystal clear and blue -- a great inverted cup of blessing.
So he stood, after regaining balance, and soberly regarded, in a vain effort to understand, the mate with a bottle- bottom inverted skyward, the mouth to his lips, the while his throat made gulping contractions and noises.
By crossing and lashing the ends of two spars, and then elevating them in the air like an inverted "V," I could get a point above the deck to which to make fast my hoisting tackle.