Return - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈtɜːrn|  American pronunciation of the word return
Brit.  |rɪˈtɜːn|  British pronunciation of the word return
- document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability
- a coming to or returning home (syn: homecoming)
- the occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction
- getting something back again (syn: restitution, restoration)
- the act of going back to a prior location
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- go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before
- give back (syn: render)
- go back to a previous state (syn: regress, retrovert, revert, turn back)
- go back to something earlier (syn: come back, hark back, recall)
- bring back to the point of departure (syn: bring back)
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Examples

We waited for you to return.

She is returning home tomorrow.

I'm leaving but will return at 2 p.m.

I have to return a book to the library.

I'm returning your ladder. Thanks for letting me borrow it.

The dishes were broken when they were delivered, so I had to return them.

I had to return the shirt and get a bigger size.

His jealousy returned when he saw his ex-wife with her new husband.

We are looking forward to your return.

We're looking forward to our return to Europe.

The team looked forward to his return to coaching.

A return to the old ways of farming

The department's return to normal

The people celebrated their leader's return to power.

When I return from the coast, I shall bring good news.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: return
he/she/it: returns
present participle: returning
past tense: returned
past participle: returned
noun
singular: return
plural: returns
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