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return

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of return

  1. 1 something spoken or written in reaction especially to a question <I was moved by my grandfather's lengthy return to my casual question about his experiences in the Vietnam War> Synonyms comeback, rejoinder, replication, reply, response, retort, answerRelated Words back talk, banter, persiflage, repartee; acknowledgment (or acknowledgement), comment, communication, correspondence, feedback, non sequitur, observation, reaction, remark; defense, explanation, justification, plea, rebuttal, refutationNear Antonyms challenge, charge, cross-examination, grilling, interrogation, interrogatory, quiz; poll, questionnaire, surveyAntonyms inquiry, query, question

  2. 2 an increase usually measured in money that comes from labor, business, or property <if we buy better equipment, we'll be able to make the product faster, thus getting a better return on our investment> Synonyms earnings, gain(s), incoming(s), proceeds, profit, income, revenue, yieldRelated Words killing, windfall; salary, take-home pay, tips, wages; bankroll, capital, coffers, exchequer, finances, funds, money, pocket, pocketbook, resources, wherewithalNear Antonyms charge, cost, disbursement, expenditures, expenses, outgo, outlay

  3. 3 the amount of money left when expenses are subtracted from the total amount received <the return on each unit sold has increased since we streamlined the production process> Synonyms earnings, gain, lucre, net, payoff, proceeds, profitRelated Words cleanup, killing, windfall; bottom line; gross, sales; compensation, emolument, income, pay, payment, remittal, requital, salary, wages; interest, profit, revenue, yieldNear Antonyms charge, cost, disbursement, expenditure, expense, loss, outgo, outlay




return

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of return

  1. 1 to bring, send, or put back to a former or proper place <when I'm done reading a book, I always return it to the very shelf I got it from> Synonyms replace, restore Related Words reconvey Near Antonyms remove, take

  2. 2 to produce as revenue <this technology stock is expected to return a healthy profit> Synonyms bear, give, pay, yieldRelated Words bring in, net; afford, furnish, provide, supply; pay off

  3. 3 to speak or write in reaction to a question or to another reaction <when I asked him to sit down to dinner, he returned that he would come when he was good and ready> Synonyms come back, rejoin, reply, respond, retort, answer, 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

  4. 4 to go back to a previous and usually lower state or level <vowed to do anything to keep the recovering alcoholic from returning to his dissolute ways> Synonyms retrogress, regress, revertRelated Words backslide, lapse, relapse; throw back; ebb; decline, degenerate, drop, fall, retrograde, worsenNear Antonyms grow, mature, ripenAntonyms advance, develop, evolve, progress




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