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1. returning

adjective. ['rɪˈtɝːnɪŋ, riːˈtɝːnɪŋ'] tending to return to an earlier state.

Synonyms

  • regressive

Antonyms

  • bold
  • dynamic

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2. returning

adjective. ['rɪˈtɝːnɪŋ, riːˈtɝːnɪŋ'] tending to be turned back.

Synonyms

  • backward

Antonyms

  • prospective
  • precocious

3. officer

noun. ['ˈɔfəsɝ, ˈɔfɪsɝ'] any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command.

Synonyms

  • Potemkin
  • military officer
  • commandant
  • Grigori Potyokin
  • military adviser
  • aide-de-camp
  • noncommissioned officer
  • military advisor
  • naval officer
  • inspector general
  • executive officer
  • desk officer
  • Potyokin
  • army officer
  • aide
  • military man
  • warrant officer
  • man
  • serviceman
  • adjutant
  • commanding officer
  • commissioned officer
  • noncom
  • Grigori Potemkin
  • brass hat
  • Grigori Aleksandrovich Potemkin
  • enlisted officer
  • chief of staff
  • military personnel

Antonyms

  • insulator
  • woman
  • bear
  • misconception

Etymology

  • officer (Anglo-Norman)

4. officer

noun. ['ˈɔfəsɝ, ˈɔfɪsɝ'] someone who is appointed or elected to an office and who holds a position of trust.

Synonyms

  • holder
  • officeholder
  • official
  • probation officer
  • sergeant at arms
  • serjeant-at-arms

Antonyms

  • international law
  • follower
  • draftee
  • volunteer

Etymology

  • officer (Anglo-Norman)

5. officer

noun. ['ˈɔfəsɝ, ˈɔfɪsɝ'] a member of a police force.

Synonyms

  • inspector
  • tec
  • copper
  • pig
  • police chief
  • police officer
  • state trooper
  • bobby
  • constabulary
  • lawman
  • fuzz
  • bull
  • police matron
  • gendarme
  • policewoman
  • motorcycle policeman
  • traffic cop
  • law
  • police
  • speed cop
  • investigator
  • police detective
  • police force
  • police constable
  • law officer
  • constable
  • detective
  • trooper
  • shoofly
  • cop
  • police captain
  • motorcycle cop
  • captain
  • peace officer
  • policeman

Antonyms

  • disjoin
  • wife
  • husband
  • idle

Etymology

  • officer (Anglo-Norman)

6. officer

noun. ['ˈɔfəsɝ, ˈɔfɪsɝ'] a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel.

Synonyms

  • seafarer
  • gob
  • mate
  • supercargo
  • sea captain
  • skipper
  • old salt
  • purser
  • seaman
  • tar
  • Jack-tar
  • navigator
  • Jack
  • privateer
  • first mate
  • ship's officer
  • privateersman
  • captain
  • master
  • mariner
  • sailing master
  • steward

Antonyms

  • juvenile
  • black
  • white
  • friendly

Etymology

  • officer (Anglo-Norman)

7. officer

verb. ['ˈɔfəsɝ, ˈɔfɪsɝ'] direct or command as an officer.

Antonyms

  • employee

Etymology

  • officer (Anglo-Norman)

Sentences with returning-officer


1. Noun Phrase
Use the Roman numeral "IV" to indicate elections for returning officers, the president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and any other elected officials.

2. Noun Phrase
If a recount fails, by law, the returning officer -- who generally doesn't vote -- is required to settle the election immediately.

3. Noun Phrase
The returning officer blindly chooses a slip, and whichever candidate's name is on the slip receives the returning officer's vote, making him the winner by one vote.

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