HyperDic: about-face

English > 4 senses of the word about-face:
VERBmotionabout-faceturn, usually 180 degrees
cognitionabout-facechange one's mind and assume the opposite viewpoint
NOUNactabout-face, about turnact of pivoting 180 degrees, especially in a military formation
actabout-face, volte-face, reversal, policy changea major change in attitude or principle or point of view
English > about-face: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningAct of pivoting 180 degrees, especially in a military formation.
Synonymabout turn
Broaderreversion, reverse, reversal, turnabout, turnaroundTurning in the opposite direction
Verbsabout-faceturn, usually 180 degrees
English > about-face: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA major change in attitude or principle or point of view.
Example"an about-face on foreign policy"
Synonymsvolte-face, reversal, policy change
NarrowerundoingAn act that makes a previous act of no effect (as if not done)
BroaderchangeThe action of changing something
Spanishgiro en redondo, viraje
Catalanviratge
Verbsabout-facechange one's mind and assume the opposite viewpoint
English > about-face: 4 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningTurn, usually 180 degrees.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Broaderturnchange orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
Nounsabout-faceact of pivoting 180 degrees, especially in a military formation
English > about-face: 4 senses > verb 2, cognition
Meaningchange one's mind and assume the opposite viewpoint.
PatternSomebody ----s
Broaderrethinkchange one's mind
Nounsabout-facea major change in attitude or principle or point of view

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