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return

re·turn

return

 
 
pronunciation:
rih tuhrn
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun, adjective
phrases:
in return
features:
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: returned, returning, returns
definition 1: to go or come back, as to a previous place or circumstance.
The soldiers wearily returned home.
synonyms:
regress, revert
antonyms:
depart, leave
similar words:
act up, backtrack, home, recede, recommence, recrudesce, recur, resume, retreat, retrocede, retrogress
definition 2: to come back to a former possessor or owner.
synonyms:
revert
definition 3: to make a reply or answer.
synonyms:
answer, rejoin, reply, respond
similar words:
react, retort
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to send, put, give, or take back to an earlier place or situation.
synonyms:
reinstate, replace, restore
antonyms:
confiscate, keep, move, take
similar words:
recover, refund, retrieve
definition 2: to give in exchange for something similar; reciprocate.
He returned the favor.
synonyms:
reciprocate, repay, require
similar words:
exchange, requite, swap, trade
definition 3: to yield (a profit) from investment or expenditure.
synonyms:
pay
similar words:
produce, yield
definition 4: in a court of law, to issue (a decision).
The jury returned a verdict of guilty.
synonyms:
announce, pronounce, render
similar words:
issue
definition 5: to re-elect to office.
similar words:
reseat
definition 6: in tennis and other sports, to hit back (the ball) at the other player.
similar words:
get, retrieve
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or an instance of coming or going back.
synonyms:
reappearance, regress, regression, reinstatement, reversion
antonyms:
departure
definition 2: the act of sending or receiving back.
synonyms:
recovery
similar words:
restitution
definition 3: something given or exchanged for something else.
synonyms:
quid pro quo, reciprocation, requital
definition 4: a profit received from investment, business, or labor.
synonyms:
gains, profits, revenue
similar words:
earnings, net
definition 5: (usu. pl.) a report on the counted ballots in an election.
definition 6: a reply; response.
synonyms:
answer, reply, response
definition 7: in tennis and other sports, a ball hit back.
synonyms:
retrieve
definition 8: in football, a runback of a kicked ball.
synonyms:
runback
definition 9: (pl.) merchandise unsold and sent back to the manufacturer.
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phrase: in return
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or relating to returning or a return.
a return visit
synonyms:
reciprocal
definition 2: occurring or done again.
a return performance
similar words:
repeated
definition 3: providing a means for returning.
return postagethe return route
definition 4: done in return.
a return phone call
synonyms:
requited
similar words:
compensatory