If I want to use the verb revertere/reverti transitively (with an object different from the subject), should I choose active or passive forms? Intuition suggests that active forms are preferred for transitive use, but if the verb is deponent, this does not necessarily apply. The examples in L&S for reverti seem all intransitive and the entry for revertere doesn't help much. Or is the answer that this verb is intransitive and I cannot say hanc rem reverto at all?
It seems that the key questions are:
- Can the verb be used transitively?
- Is it deponent?
This question arose from an answer to a question regarding the verb "undelete". I would like to describe turning something back into an earlier state. If you have ideas for expressing that, please answer the linked question.