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Overview of verb return

The verb return has 16 senses? (first 11 from tagged texts)
1. (111) 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. (14) render, return

(give back; "render money")

3. (12) revert, return, retrovert, regress, turn back

(go back to a previous state; "We reverted to the old rules")

4. (5) hark back, return, come back, recall

(go back to something earlier; "This harks back to a previous remark of his")

5. (3) return, take back, bring back

(bring back to the point of departure)

6. (2) return

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

7. (2) return

(make a return; "return a kickback")

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

(answer back)

9. (2) come back, return

(be restored; "Her old vigor returned")

10. (1) refund, return, repay, give back

(pay back; "Please refund me my money")

11. (1) 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")


Overview of adj returning

The adj returning has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. returning, reverting

(tending to return to an earlier state)

2. returning, reversive

(tending to be turned back)

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