Synonyms for return

Synonyms for (noun) return

Synonyms: reappearance, return

Definition: the act of someone appearing again

Usage: his reappearance as Hamlet has been long awaited

Similar words: appearance

Definition: the act of appearing in public view

Usage: the rookie made a brief appearance in the first period; it was Bernhardt's last appearance in America


Synonyms: return, homecoming

Definition: a coming to or returning home

Usage: on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party

Similar words: arrival

Definition: the act of arriving at a certain place

Usage: they awaited her arrival


Synonyms: regaining, restitution, restoration, return

Definition: getting something back again

Usage: upon the restitution of the book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue lashing

Similar words: acquisition

Definition: the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something

Usage: the acquisition of wealth; the acquisition of one company by another


Synonyms: return

Definition: the act of going back to a prior location

Usage: they set out on their return to the base camp

Similar words: motion, move, movement

Definition: the act of changing location from one place to another

Usage: 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


Synonyms: return

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

Similar words: run, running, running game, running play

Definition: (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team

Usage: the defensive line braced to stop the run; the coach put great emphasis on running


Synonyms: return

Definition: a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player

Usage: he won the point on a cross-court return

Similar words: tennis shot, tennis stroke

Definition: the act of hitting a tennis ball with a tennis racket


Synonyms: getting even, return, paying back

Definition: a reciprocal group action

Usage: in return we gave them as good as we got

Similar words: group action

Definition: action taken by a group of people


Synonyms: return, return key

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

Similar words: key

Definition: a lever (as in a keyboard) that actuates a mechanism when depressed


Synonyms: return, income tax return, tax return

Definition: document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability

Usage: his gross income was enough that he had to file a tax return

Similar words: instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document

Definition: (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right


Synonyms: rejoinder, replication, retort, return, riposte, counter, comeback

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

Usage: it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher

Similar words: response, reply

Definition: the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange

Usage: he growled his reply


Synonyms: recurrence, return

Definition: happening again (especially at regular intervals)

Usage: the return of spring

Similar words: repeat, repetition

Definition: an event that repeats

Usage: the events today were a repeat of yesterday's


Synonyms: return, coming back

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

Similar words: turn, turning

Definition: a movement in a new direction

Usage: the turning of the wind


Synonyms: proceeds, return, yield, payoff, take, takings, issue

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

Usage: the average return was about 5%

Similar words: income

Definition: the financial gain (earned or unearned) accruing over a given period of time

Synonyms for (verb) return

Synonyms: retrovert, return, revert, regress, turn back

Definition: go back to a previous state

Usage: We reverted to the old rules

Similar words: turn, change by reversal, reverse

Definition: change to the contrary

Usage: 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


Synonyms: return, come back

Definition: be restored

Usage: Her old vigor returned

Similar words: re-emerge, reappear

Definition: appear again

Usage: The sores reappeared on her body; Her husband reappeared after having left her years ago


Synonyms: retort, return, riposte, rejoin, repay, come back

Definition: answer back

Similar words: answer, reply, respond

Definition: react verbally

Usage: She didn't want to answer; answer the question; We answered that we would accept the invitation


Synonyms: return

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

Usage: submit a bill to a legislative body

Similar words: subject, submit

Definition: refer for judgment or consideration

Usage: The lawyers submitted the material to the court


Synonyms: hark back, return, recall, come back

Definition: go back to something earlier

Usage: This harks back to a previous remark of his

Similar words: denote, refer

Definition: have as a meaning

Usage: `multi-' denotes `many'


Synonyms: deliver, render, return

Definition: pass down

Usage: render a verdict; deliver a judgment

Similar words: put across, pass, pass along, pass on, communicate

Definition: transmit information

Usage: Please communicate this message to all employees; pass along the good news


Synonyms: return

Definition: make a return

Usage: return a kickback

Similar words: transport, carry

Definition: move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body

Usage: 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


Synonyms: give, return, render, generate, yield

Definition: give or supply

Usage: 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

Similar words: create, make, produce

Definition: create or manufacture a man-made product

Usage: We produce more cars than we can sell; The company has been making toys for two centuries


Synonyms: return

Definition: go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before

Usage: return to your native land; the professor returned to his teaching position after serving as Dean

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: 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


Synonyms: return

Definition: return to a previous position; in mathematics

Usage: The point returned to the interior of the figure

Similar words: return

Definition: go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before

Usage: return to your native land; the professor returned to his teaching position after serving as Dean


Synonyms: take back, return, bring back

Definition: bring back to the point of departure

Similar words: bring, convey, take

Definition: take something or somebody with oneself somewhere

Usage: Bring me the box from the other room; Take these letters to the boss; This brings me to the main point


Synonyms: devolve, return, fall, pass

Definition: be inherited by

Usage: 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

Similar words: change hands, change owners

Definition: be transferred to another owner

Usage: This restaurant changed hands twice last year


Synonyms: return, refund, repay, give back

Definition: pay back

Usage: Please refund me my money

Similar words: pay

Definition: give money, usually in exchange for goods or services

Usage: I paid four dollars for this sandwich; Pay the waitress, please


Synonyms: render, return

Definition: give back

Usage: render money

Similar words: give

Definition: transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

Usage: I gave her my money; can you give me lessons?; She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care


Synonyms: return

Definition: return in kind

Usage: return a compliment; return her love

Similar words: reciprocate

Definition: act, feel, or give mutually or in return

Usage: We always invite the neighbors and they never reciprocate!


Synonyms: return, reelect

Definition: elect again

Similar words: elect

Definition: select by a vote for an office or membership

Usage: We elected him chairman of the board