He had reverted to the controlling and abusive figure who had forced her to flee in the first place.
Last fall, North Carolina reverted to form and voted for Mitt Romney.
But when the second stall warning sounded, he reverted to the nose-up command.
c.1300, "to come to oneself again," from Old French revertir "return, change back," from Vulgar Latin *revertire, variant of Latin revertere "turn back, turn about; come back, return," from re- "back" (see re-) + vertere "to turn" (see versus). Of position or property from mid-15c.; application to customs and ideas is from 1610s.
revert re·vert (rĭ-vûrt')
v. re·vert·ed, re·vert·ing, re·verts
To return to a former condition, practice, subject, or belief.
To undergo genetic reversion.