Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Thesaurus

come back

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of come back

  1. 1 to become healthy and strong again after illness or weakness <she's slowly coming back after being in a coma> Synonyms convalesce, gain, heal, mend, pull round [chiefly British], rally, recoup, recover, recuperate, snap backRelated Words come around, come round, come to, improve, pick up, revive; cheer (up), perk (up); pull through, survive; recruitNear Antonyms ail, collapse, come down, sicken; decline, degenerate, deteriorate, fade, fail, languish, sink, waste (away), weaken, wilt, wither, worsen; regress, relapse

  2. 2 to regain a former or normal state <the American bald eagle was once nearly extinct but has come back strong> Synonyms bounce (back), recover, rally, rebound, snap backRelated Words reanimate, revitalize, reviveNear Antonyms decline, fail, worsen

  3. 3 to speak or write in reaction to a question or to another reaction <he came back with another one of his smart remarks> Synonyms answer, rejoin, reply, respond, retort, return, riposteRelated Words acknowledge, comment, communicate, correspond, react, remark; counter, defend, deny, explain, field, rebut, refuteNear Antonyms challenge, cross-examine, examine, grill, interrogate, pump, quiz; poll, query, surveyAntonyms ask, inquire, question





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up come back? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).