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  • the act of someone appearing again
    • his reappearance as Hamlet has been long awaited
  • (American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble
  • a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player
    • he won the point on a cross-court return
  • a reciprocal group action
    • in return we gave them as good as we got
  • the key on electric typewriters or computer keyboards that causes a carriage return and a line feed
  • a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
    • it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher
  • happening again (especially at regular intervals)
    • the return of spring
  • the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    • the average return was about 5%
  • the act of going back to a prior location
    • they set out on their return to the base camp
  • getting something back again
    • upon the restitution of the book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue lashing
  • the occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction
  • a coming to or returning home
    • on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party
  • document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability
    • his gross income was enough that he had to file a tax return
  • submit (a report, etc.) to someone in authority
    • submit a bill to a legislative body
  • give or supply
    • 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
  • return to a previous position; in mathematics
    • The point returned to the interior of the figure
  • be inherited by
    • 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
  • elect again
  • pass down
    • render a verdict
    • deliver a judgment
  • pay back
    • Please refund me my money
  • be restored
    • Her old vigor returned
  • answer back
  • make a return
    • return a kickback
  • return in kind
    • return a compliment
    • return her love
  • bring back to the point of departure
  • go back to something earlier
    • This harks back to a previous remark of his
  • go back to a previous state
    • We reverted to the old rules
  • give back
    • render money
  • go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before
    • return to your native land
    • the professor returned to his teaching position after serving as Dean
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