One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
As a response, exchange, or reward for something.‘he leaves the house to his sister in return for her kindness’
in exchange for, in consideration ofView synonyms
- ‘Charles relinquished his claim to Burgundy in return for an indemnity of two million gold ecus from Francis.’
- ‘If you're not being paid much for the job you're doing, make sure you get something out of it in return at the time.’
- ‘He says he gives a lot of himself teaching, but gets a lot in return.’
- ‘Sponsors are shelling out to keep its City-to-City tour going and not even asking for anything in return.’
- ‘As much as people care about tax, they also care about what they receive in return for their taxes.’
- ‘He was offered the space in return for making a corporate video for a company.’
- ‘Immunity from prosecution in return for truthful testimony was discussed early on, and rejected.’
- ‘Manila became the centre for a trade in Chinese silks with Mexico, in return for Mexican silver dollars.’
- ‘What you give people to try, and what you give them in return for their money, is up to you.’
- ‘The idea is that they invest in the company in return for a share of the future success and stay involved for several years.’
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