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1. return

verb. ['rɪˈtɝːn, riːˈtɝːn'] go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before.

Synonyms

  • rise
  • cut back
  • locomote
  • move
  • trace
  • boomerang
  • uprise
  • go
  • double back
  • flash back
  • home
  • bounce
  • head home
  • retrace
  • turn back
  • revisit
  • travel
  • resurrect
  • backtrack

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • better
  • worsen
  • deteriorate

Etymology

  • returnen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Return

  • unconcern
  • concern
  • upturn
  • sauterne
  • new-bern
  • mckern
  • mcgurn
  • laverne
  • discern
  • amburn
  • alpern
  • sturn
  • stirn
  • sterne
  • stern
  • stearne
  • stearn
  • spurn
  • ohern
  • o'hern
  • ohearn
  • o'hearn
  • obyrne
  • o'byrne
  • o'beirne
  • aherne
  • ahern
  • ahearn
  • adjourn
  • zurn

Example sentences of the word return


1. Verb, base form
Reattach the wiring plug to the socket and return the weather cover to its original position.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Fill out the envelope as usual, including your return address and a stamp.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Inhale as you return the dumbbell to the starting position, then repeat the exercise with the opposite arm.

Quotes containing the word return


1. Surround yourself with people who provide you with support and love and remember to give back as much as you can in return.
- Karen Kain

2. My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
- Maya Angelou

3. I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death... I think... peace and tranquillity will return again.
- Anne Frank

2. return

noun. ['rɪˈtɝːn, riːˈtɝːn'] document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability.

Synonyms

  • official document
  • false return
  • instrument
  • legal instrument
  • information return
  • income tax return
  • tax return
  • estimated tax return
  • amended return
  • declaration of estimated tax
  • joint return

Antonyms

  • increase
  • lengthen
  • linger
  • recede

Etymology

  • returnen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. return

verb. ['rɪˈtɝːn, riːˈtɝːn'] give back.

Synonyms

  • give
  • render
  • feed back

Antonyms

  • fall asleep
  • acidify
  • fill
  • homogenise

Etymology

  • returnen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. return

verb. ['rɪˈtɝːn, riːˈtɝːn'] go back to a previous state.

Synonyms

  • resile
  • retrogress
  • recidivate
  • regress
  • change by reversal
  • recuperate
  • relapse
  • lapse
  • retrovert
  • fall back
  • turn
  • turn back
  • revert
  • go back
  • recover

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • closing
  • opening
  • retreat

Etymology

  • returnen (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. return

noun. ['rɪˈtɝːn, riːˈtɝːn'] a coming to or returning home.

Synonyms

  • homecoming
  • arrival

Antonyms

  • spoken
  • forehand
  • backhand

Etymology

  • returnen (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. return

verb. ['rɪˈtɝːn, riːˈtɝːn'] go back to something earlier.

Synonyms

  • hark back
  • recall
  • recur
  • denote
  • refer
  • go back

Antonyms

  • no-go
  • foreign
  • accept
  • inelasticity

Etymology

  • returnen (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. return

noun. ['rɪˈtɝːn, riːˈtɝːn'] the occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction.

Synonyms

  • coming back
  • turn

Antonyms

  • raise
  • unwind
  • arrange

Etymology

  • returnen (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. return

verb. ['rɪˈtɝːn, riːˈtɝːn'] bring back to the point of departure.

Synonyms

  • bring back
  • bring
  • convey
  • take

Antonyms

  • claim
  • tide
  • heat
  • relax

Etymology

  • returnen (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. return

noun. ['rɪˈtɝːn, riːˈtɝːn'] getting something back again.

Synonyms

  • clawback
  • regaining
  • restitution
  • restoration

Antonyms

  • lend
  • refuse
  • sell
  • end

Etymology

  • returnen (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. return

verb. ['rɪˈtɝːn, riːˈtɝːn'] make a return.

Synonyms

  • transport

Antonyms

  • consecrate
  • correct

Etymology

  • returnen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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