2. regression, regress, retrogression; lapse, relapse, backslide, falling back, retrogradation, recidivism; degeneration, deterioration, decline, decay; throwback, atavism.
3. reversal, turnabout, about-face, volte-face, switch, Inf flip-flop, SI. switcheroo, Inf. a 180°, reconversion, revulsion; backtracking, back-pedaling, change of heart, second thought; retraction, withdrawal, denial, disavowal.
4. recurrence, reappearance, recrudescence; alternation, rotation, coming round; restoration, resumption, resurgence; revival, renascence, renewal.
5. All Law. escheat, succession, conveyance, transfer, transference, assignment. revert, v. 1. return, go back, reverse, back up, backtrack, retreat, Rare, retrovert; hark back, resume, readopt.
2. relapse, lapse, regress, retrogress, backslide, retrograde, recidivate, degenerate, decay.
3. recur, reappear, come back, come round, recrudesce; boomerang, backfire, come home to roost. review, n. 1. critical article, critique, criticism, commentary, editorial; evaluation, rave, Inf. pan; dissertation, thesis, essay, theme, discourse, tract, study, treatise.
2. magazine, periodical, quarterly, monthly, biweekly, weekly, annual, yearbook; newspaper, paper, journal, gazette, tabloid, SI. rag; publication.
3. second view, revision, retrospection, reconsideration, reexamination, survey, summation, rundown; study, cogitation, rumination, speculation, meditation, cerebration; rote, recitation, repetition, lucubration.
4. formal examination, official inspection; pageant, spectacle, exhibition, demonstration; exposition, show, array, military display; parade, procession, promenade, cavalcade, file, caravan; gala day, field day, fete.
5. summary, epitome, synopsis, abstract, compendium, symposium, compilation, digest, conspectus; condensation, abridgment, reduction, compression, abbreviation; analysis, recapitulation; rdsumd, brief, prdcis; outline, Fr. apergu, sketch, syllabus, prospectus; docket, bulletin, minute; extracts, fragments, cuttings, analects, clippings, citations.
-v. 6. reconsider, reexamine, go over again, look over again, SI. hash over, retrace mentally; study, SI. brush up on, SI. bone up on; digest, weigh, brood over, mull over.
7. inspect formally, survey officially, examine, regard, watch, look over.
8. survey, summarize, abstract, epitomize; skim, restate briefly, recapitulate, reiterate, sum up, run down, run over.
9. critique, criticize, notice critically; comment upon, interpret, explain, explicate; edit, revise, correct. reviewer, n. critic, commentator, essayist, pamphleteer, publicist, writer; editor, censor, arbiter; examiner, analyst, inspector, inquisitor, investigator, scrutinizer; interpreter, expounder, expositer, exponent, explainer, annotator; connoisseur, assessor, evaluator, judge, revile, v. 1. vituperate, oppugn, assail, abuse, attack, belabor, lash, rail against, inveigh against, Inf. sail into, Inf. jump down [s.o.'s] throat, Archaic, clapperclaw; scold, rate, slate, harangue, rant, tongue-lash, curse, execrate, imprecate, anathematize; upbraid, objurgate, excoriate, lambaste, flay, fulminate against, Inf. spout off at; berate, castigate, chastise, censure, criticize, reproach, rebuke, reprove, Inf. dress down, SI. strafe, SI. chew out, SI. jump all over.
2. vilify, traduce, asperse, calumniate, impugn, slur,