Definition of volte-face noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    volte-face

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˌvɔlt ˈfɑs//
     
    , NAmE//ˌvɑltˈfɑs//
     
    [singular](formal)
     
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  1. 1a complete change of opinion or plan synonym about-face
  2. 2 This represents a volte-face in government thinking. We were thrown into confusion by his volte-face.
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