Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section VII. Change
1. Simple Change

145. Reversion.

   NOUN:REVERSION, return; revulsion.
  TURNING POINT, turn of the tide; status quo ante bellum [L.]; calm before a storm.
  alternation (periodicity) [See Regularity of recurrence. Periodicity]; inversion [See Crossing]; recoil [See Recoil]; retrocession, retrospection, regression [See Regression]; restoration [See Restoration]; relapse [See Relapse]; atavism, throwback; vicinism; escheat.
   VERB:REVERT, reverse, return, turn back; relapse [See Relapse]; invert [See Crossing]; recoil [See Recoil]; retreat [See Regression]; restore [See Restoration]; undo, unmake; turn the tide, turn the scale; escheat.
   ADJECTIVE:REVERTING &c. v.; revulsive, reactionary; retrorse.
   ADVERB:REVULSIVELY, retrorsely, on the rebound, à rebours [F.].