Definitions of about-face
  1. noun
    act of pivoting 180 degrees, especially in a military formation
    synonyms: about turn
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    type of:
    reversal, reverse, reversion, turnabout, turnaround
    turning in the opposite direction
  2. noun
    a major change in attitude or principle or point of view
    “an about-face on foreign policy”
    synonyms: policy change, reversal, volte-face
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    an act that makes a previous act of no effect (as if not done)
    type of:
    the action of changing something
  3. verb
    turn, usually 180 degrees
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    type of:
    change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
  4. verb
    change one's mind and assume the opposite viewpoint
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    type of:
    change one's mind
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