Synonyms of return in English:

return


See definition of return

verb

1‘he returned to London’

SYNONYMS

go back, come back, get back, arrive back, arrive home, come home, come again

ANTONYMS

depart, set out

2‘the symptoms returned after a few days’

SYNONYMS

happen again, recur, reoccur, occur again, be repeated, repeat, repeat itself, come round, come round again

reappear, appear again, flare up

rare recrudesce

ANTONYMS

disappear

3‘he would have to return the money he had been given’

SYNONYMS

give back, send back, hand back, take back, carry back

pay back, repay, remit

ANTONYMS

keep, throw away

4‘Peter returned the book to its place on the shelf’

SYNONYMS

restore, put back, replace, reinstate, reinstall

5‘he just managed to return the volley’

SYNONYMS

hit back, send back

throw back

ANTONYMS

miss

6‘the party faithful welcomed her, and she returned the compliment’

SYNONYMS

reciprocate, requite, feel in return, give in return, repay, give in response, send in response, give back

match, equal

wish someone the same

ANTONYMS

ignore

7‘‘Later,’ returned Isabel coldly’

SYNONYMS

answer, reply, respond, say in response

acknowledge, counter, rejoin, riposte, retort, retaliate, hurl back, fling back, snap back

round on someone

North American come back

8‘the jury returned a unanimous verdict’

SYNONYMS

deliver, bring in, hand down, render, submit, announce, pronounce, proclaim

9‘the club returned a small profit’

SYNONYMS

yield, bring in, earn, make, realize, secure, net, gross, clear, pay out, fetch, pocket

10‘the official Labour candidate was returned with 53% of the vote’

SYNONYMS

elect, vote in, put in power, choose, opt for, select, pick, adopt


noun

1‘failing health forced his return to Paris’

SYNONYMS

homecoming, travel back

ANTONYMS

departure

2‘a buffer against the return of hard times’

SYNONYMS

recurrence, reoccurrence, repeat, rerun, repetition

reappearance, flare-up

revival, rebirth, renaissance, resurrection, reawakening, re-emergence, resurgence

rare recrudescence, renascence

ANTONYMS

disappearance

3‘I displayed notices requesting the return of books’

SYNONYMS

giving back, handing back, replacement, restoration, reinstatement, reinstallation, restitution

rare reinstalment

4‘it might be worth checking with the box office for returns’

SYNONYMS

returned item, unsold item, unwanted item, unwanted ticket, reject, exchange

5‘two returns to London, please’

SYNONYMS

return fare, return ticket

North American round trip fare, round trip ticket

ANTONYMS

single

6‘the company hoped for a quick return on its investment’

SYNONYMS

yield, profit, returns, gain, income, revenue, interest, dividend, percentage

British informal bunce

7‘a census return’

SYNONYMS

statement, report, submission, account, paper, record, file, dossier, write-up, data, information, log, journal, diary, register, summary

document, form


Phrases

    in return for

      ‘they were offered a reduction of their prison sentences in return for confessions to crimes’

      SYNONYMS

      in exchange for, in consideration of

      in response to, as a reward for, against, as a compensation for