Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun return

13 senses of return

Sense 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")
       => legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument -- ((law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right)

Sense 2
return, homecoming -- (a coming to or returning home; "on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party")
       => arrival -- (the act of arriving at a certain place; "they awaited her arrival")

Sense 3
return, coming back -- (the occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction)
       => turning, turn -- (a movement in a new direction; "the turning of the wind")

Sense 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")
       => acquisition -- (the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something; "the acquisition of wealth"; "the acquisition of one company by another")

Sense 5
return -- (the act of going back to a prior location; "they set out on their return to the base camp")
       => motion, movement, move -- (the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path")

Sense 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%")
       => income -- (the financial gain (earned or unearned) accruing over a given period of time)

Sense 7
recurrence, return -- (happening again (especially at regular intervals); "the return of spring")
       => repeat, repetition -- (an event that repeats; "the events today were a repeat of yesterday's")

Sense 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")
       => reply, response -- (the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange; "he growled his reply")

Sense 9
return key, return -- (the key on electric typewriters or computer keyboards that causes a carriage return and a line feed)
       => key -- (a lever (as in a keyboard) that actuates a mechanism when depressed)

Sense 10
return, paying back, getting even -- (a reciprocal group action; "in return we gave them as good as we got")
       => group action -- (action taken by a group of people)

Sense 11
return -- (a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player; "he won the point on a cross-court return")
       => tennis stroke, tennis shot -- (the act of hitting a tennis ball with a tennis racket)

Sense 12
return -- ((American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble)
       => run, running, running play, running game -- ((American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team; "the defensive line braced to stop the run"; "the coach put great emphasis on running")

Sense 13
reappearance, return -- (the act of someone appearing again; "his reappearance as Hamlet has been long awaited")
       => appearance -- (the act of appearing in public view; "the rookie made a brief appearance in the first period"; "it was Bernhardt's last appearance in America")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb return

16 senses of return

Sense 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")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 2
render, return -- (give back; "render money")
       => give -- (transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care")

Sense 3
revert, return, retrovert, regress, turn back -- (go back to a previous state; "We reverted to the old rules")
       => change by reversal, turn, reverse -- (change to the contrary; "The trend was reversed"; "the tides turned against him"; "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern")

Sense 4
hark back, return, come back, recall -- (go back to something earlier; "This harks back to a previous remark of his")
       => denote, refer -- (have as a meaning; "`multi-' denotes `many' ")

Sense 5
return, take back, bring back -- (bring back to the point of departure)
       => bring, convey, take -- (take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; "Bring me the box from the other room"; "Take these letters to the boss"; "This brings me to the main point")

Sense 6
return -- (return in kind; "return a compliment"; "return her love")
       => reciprocate -- (act, feel, or give mutually or in return; "We always invite the neighbors and they never reciprocate!")

Sense 7
return -- (make a return; "return a kickback")
       => transport, carry -- (move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body; "You must carry your camping gear"; "carry the suitcases to the car"; "This train is carrying nuclear waste"; "These pipes carry waste water into the river")

Sense 8
retort, come back, repay, return, riposte, rejoin -- (answer back)
       => answer, reply, respond -- (react verbally; "She didn't want to answer"; "answer the question"; "We answered that we would accept the invitation")

Sense 9
come back, return -- (be restored; "Her old vigor returned")
       => reappear, re-emerge -- (appear again; "The sores reappeared on her body"; "Her husband reappeared after having left her years ago")

Sense 10
refund, return, repay, give back -- (pay back; "Please refund me my money")
       => pay -- (give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; "I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please")

Sense 11
render, deliver, return -- (pass down; "render a verdict"; "deliver a judgment")
       => communicate, pass on, pass, pass along, put across -- (transmit information ; "Please communicate this message to all employees"; "pass along the good news")

Sense 12
reelect, return -- (elect again)
       => elect -- (select by a vote for an office or membership; "We elected him chairman of the board")

Sense 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")
       => change hands, change owners -- (be transferred to another owner; "This restaurant changed hands twice last year")

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

Sense 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")
       => produce, make, create -- (create or manufacture a man-made product; "We produce more cars than we can sell"; "The company has been making toys for two centuries")

Sense 16
return -- (submit (a report, etc.) to someone in authority; "submit a bill to a legislative body")
       => submit, subject -- (refer for judgment or consideration; "The lawyers submitted the material to the court")

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