return

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. restore, put back, bring back, echo, yield, render, reply, answer, reciprocate; nominate, elect; come back, recur, reappear, revert. See restoration. —n. arrival, homecoming, reversion, recurrence, reappearance, rebound, answer, reply, recovery, retaliation, restitution, compensation; profit, yield. See repetition, recoil, regularity.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. coming back, repeat, repeating, repetitive, recurring, intermittent, reappearing, sent back, answering, replying, retorting, rotating, turning, rebounding, recurrent, round-trip; see also repeated 1 .
n.
1. [The act of coming again]
Syn. entrance, homecoming, entry, reentry, revisitation, arrival, coming, appearance, reappearance, occurrence, recurrence, reoccurrence, repetition, reversion, renewal, resurgence, bounding back, recovery, reemergence, resurfacing, recoiling, rotating; see also sense 2.
Ant. departure*, exit, going out.
2. [The act of being returned]
Syn. restoration, restoring, restitution, replacement, giving back, recompense, recompensing, reimbursement, repayment, acknowledgment, answer, rejoinder, reaction, reciprocation, reversion, reverberation, rebound, recoil, reconsideration; see also sense 1; answer 1 , reparation 2 .
Ant. disappearance, taking, loss*.
3. [Proceeds]
Syn. profit, income, results, gain, avail, revenue, advantage, yield, accrual, accruement, interest.
Ant. failure*, loss, disadvantage.
4. [Report; often plural ]
Syn. account, statement, tabulation; see record 1 , records , statement 3 .
in return,
Syn. in exchange, back, as payment, as repayment, in compensation, as a reward, in response, in retaliation.
v.
1. [To go back]
Syn. come back, come again, go again, recur, reappear, reoccur, repeat, revert, reconsider, reenter, reexamine, reinspect, bounce back up, resurface, turn back, retrace one's steps, turn, rotate, revolve, renew, revive, recover, regain, rebound, circle back, double back, backtrack, reverse, move back, reel back, reverberate, repercuss, recoil, retrace, hark back to, revisit, retire, retreat.
Ant. leave, advance, go forward.
2. [To give back]
Syn. put back, send back, restore, replace, bring back, take back, restitute, render, reseat, reestablish, reinstate, react, recompense, refund, repay, make restitution, reciprocate, requite, retaliate, exchange, hand back, roll back, toss back, thrust back.
Ant. hold*, keep, hold back.
3. [To answer]
Syn. reply, respond, retort; see answer 1 .
4. [To repay]
Syn. reimburse, recompense, refund; see repay 1 .
5. [To yield a profit]
Syn. pay off, show profit, pay dividends; see pay 2 , yield 2 .
6. [To speak formally]
Syn. deliver, pass, state; see declare 1 .
7. [To reflect]
Syn. echo, sound, mirror; see reflect 2 , 3 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
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n.
1. reappearance rebound, comeback, homecoming, recurrence, rebirth, revival, renaissance, resurrection, reinstatement.
2. profit yield, interest, proceeds, net, income, gain, revenue.
3. response comeback, answer, rebuttal, retort, reply, rejoinder, riposte, repartee.
II
v.
1. come back go back, put back, reappear, rebound, recoil, boomerang, reverse, retreat, backtrack, recur, revive, resurrect, reinstate, restore, replace, double back, retrace one's steps.
2. pay back reciprocate, requite, retaliate, replace, reimburse, recompense.
3. gain show a profit, yield, earn, gain, net.
4. respond answer, come back, rebut, retort, reply, rejoin.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To come back to a former condition: recrudesce, recur, reoccur, revert. See REPETITION. 2. To go again to a former place: come back, go back, revisit. See APPROACH. 3. To send, put, or carry back to a former location: give back, restore, take back. See INCREASE, KEEP. 4. To bring back into existence or use: reestablish, reinstate, reintroduce, renew, restore, revive. See INCREASE, KEEP. 5. To speak or act in response, as to a question: answer, rejoin, reply, respond, retort, riposte. See ASK. 6. To give or take mutually: reciprocate, requite. See CONNECT. 7. To make as income or profit: bring in, clear, draw, earn, gain, gross, net2, pay, produce, realize, repay, yield. See MONEY. 8. To deliver (an indictment or verdict, for example): hand down, render. See LAW. 9. To put (someone) in the possession of a prior position or office: give back, reinstate, replace, restore. See INCREASE, KEEP. II noun 1. A repeated occurrence: reappearance, recurrence, reoccurrence. See REPETITION. 2. Something earned, won, or otherwise acquired: earnings, gain, profit. See GET, MONEY.

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