Definitions

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  • v. To turn back.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To turn back.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To turn back.
  • n. One who returns to his original creed.
  • n. That which undergoes retroversion, as a part or organ of the body.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. go back to a previous state

Etymologies

retro- + Latin vertere, versum, to turn. Compare retrorse. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Peeping through the lowered venetians of yesteryear (recollection as a species of voyeurism is very Ishiguro), the retrovert is privy to a series of partial visions that eventually reveal a life guided by calamitous misapprehension on his part.

    New Fiction

  • As I retrovert a little to the world events of the past few years there are two things that stand out, to my mind.

    India's Fight For Freedom

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