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Synonyms for return

Synonyms for return

to come back to a former condition

to go again to a former place

to send, put, or carry back to a former location

to bring back into existence or use

to speak or act in response, as to a question

to give or take mutually

to deliver (an indictment or verdict, for example)

to put (someone) in the possession of a prior position or office

a repeated occurrence

something earned, won, or otherwise acquired

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a coming to or returning home

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the occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction

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getting something back again

the act of going back to a prior location

the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property

happening again (especially at regular intervals)

a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)

the key on electric typewriters or computer keyboards that causes a carriage return and a line feed

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(American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble

the act of someone appearing again

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give back

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go back to something earlier

bring back to the point of departure

return in kind

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make a return

be restored

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elect again

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return to a previous position

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submit (a report, etc.) to someone in authority

References in classic literature ?
This was done by means of the "Returns", a poem in five books ascribed to Agias or Hegias of Troezen, which begins where the "Sack of Troy" ends.
This was a new one on them, and so being stupid brutes they took me to their masters whom they felt would be better fitted to solve the riddle of my return, for riddle they still considered it.
If they thought that I was so satisfied with my lot within Phutra that I would voluntarily return when I had once had so excellent an opportunity to escape, they would never for an instant imagine that I could be occupied in arranging another escape immediately upon my return to the city.
Fernand departed with the rest, bearing with him the terrible thought that while he was away, his rival would perhaps return and marry Mercedes.
Should Dantes not return, Mercedes might one day be his.
The party who had been sent with the canoes returned on the following day, weary and dejected.
Reed returned, and were hailed with the most anxious eagerness.
The coach which had brought the young lady and her maid, and which, perhaps, the reader may have hitherto concluded was her own, was, indeed, a returned coach belonging to Mr King, of Bath, one of the worthiest and honestest men that ever dealt in horse-flesh, and whose coaches we heartily recommend to all our readers who travel that road.
This was not however the case at present; for after a long fruitless search, Mr Fitzpatrick returned to the kitchen, where, as if this had been a real chace, entered a gentleman hallowing as hunters do when the hounds are at a fault.
With mighty blows the man buffeted the beasts to right and left, but ever they returned in bestial rage to renew the encounter.
'I don't mind it much,' returned Young Blight, heaving a sigh, as if its bitterness were past.
'Good or bad, sir, I am,' returned the other, leaning his arm upon the chimney-piece, and turning a haughty look upon the occupant of the easy-chair, 'the man I used to be.
'Don't mind me,' returned James; 'but take care when his wife is by, you know.'
It didn't strike him,' returned the other, 'so we needn't discuss it.
"Thank you, sir, I am sure," returns the stationer with his cough of deference.