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Overview of verb return

The verb return has 16 senses

  • 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")

  • render, return -- (give back; "render money")

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

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

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

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

  • return -- (make a return; "return a kickback")

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

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

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

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

  • reelect, return -- (elect again)

  • 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")

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

  • 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")

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

Overview of adj returning

The adj returning has 2 senses

  • returning, reverting -- (tending to return to an earlier state)

  • returning, reversive -- (tending to be turned back)