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return

Overview of noun return

1. tax return, income tax return, return -- (document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability; "his gross income was enough that he had to file a tax return")

2. return, homecoming -- (a coming to or returning home; "on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party")

3. return, coming back -- (the occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction)

4. restitution, return, restoration, regaining -- (getting something back again; "upon the restitution of the book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue lashing")

5. return -- (the act of going back to a prior location; "they set out on their return to the base camp")

6. return, issue, take, takings, proceeds, yield, payoff -- (the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property; "the average return was about 5%")

7. recurrence, return -- (happening again (especially at regular intervals); "the return of spring")

8. rejoinder, retort, return, riposte, replication, comeback, counter -- (a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher")

9. return key, return -- (the key on electric typewriters or computer keyboards that causes a carriage return and a line feed)

10. return, paying back, getting even -- (a reciprocal group action; "in return we gave them as good as we got")

11. return -- (a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player; "he won the point on a cross-court return")

12. return -- ((American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble)

13. reappearance, return -- (the act of someone appearing again; "his reappearance as Hamlet has been long awaited")


Overview of verb return

1. return -- (go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before; "return to your native land"; "the professor returned to his teaching position after serving as Dean")

2. render, return -- (give back; "render money")

3. revert, return, retrovert, regress, turn back -- (go back to a previous state; "We reverted to the old rules")

4. hark back, return, come back, recall -- (go back to something earlier; "This harks back to a previous remark of his")

5. return, take back, bring back -- (bring back to the point of departure)

6. return -- (return in kind; "return a compliment"; "return her love")

7. return -- (make a return; "return a kickback")

8. retort, come back, repay, return, riposte, rejoin -- (answer back)

9. come back, return -- (be restored; "Her old vigor returned")

10. refund, return, repay, give back -- (pay back; "Please refund me my money")

11. render, deliver, return -- (pass down; "render a verdict"; "deliver a judgment")

12. reelect, return -- (elect again)

13. fall, return, pass, devolve -- (be inherited by; "The estate fell to my sister"; "The land returned to the family"; "The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead")

14. return -- (return to a previous position; in mathematics; "The point returned to the interior of the figure")

15. render, yield, return, give, generate -- (give or supply; "The cow brings in 5 liters of milk"; "This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn"; "The estate renders some revenue for the family")

16. return -- (submit (a report, etc.) to someone in authority; "submit a bill to a legislative body")



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