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  1. [noun] document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability; "his gross income was enough that he had to file a tax return"
    Synonyms: tax income tax

  2. [noun] a coming to or returning home; "on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party"
    Synonyms: homecoming

  3. [noun] the occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction
    Synonyms: coming back

  4. [noun] getting something back again; "upon the restitution of the book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue lashing"
    Synonyms: restitution, restoration, regaining

  5. [noun] the act of returning to a prior location; "they set out on their return to the base camp"

  6. [noun] the income arising from land or other property; "the average return was about 5%"
    Synonyms: issue, proceeds, take, takings, yield, payoff

  7. [noun] happening again (especially at regular intervals); "the return of spring"
    Synonyms: recurrence

  8. [noun] a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"
    Synonyms: rejoinder, retort, riposte, replication, comeback, counter

  9. [noun] the key on electric typewriters or computer keyboards that causes a carriage return and a line feed
    Synonyms: key

  10. [noun] a reciprocal group action; "in return we gave them as good as we got"
    Synonyms: paying back, getting even

  11. [noun] a tennis stroke that returns the ball to the other player; "he won the point on a cross-court return"

  12. [noun] (American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble

  13. [noun] the act of someone appearing again; "his reappearance as Hamlet has been long awaited"
    Synonyms: reappearance

  14. [verb] come back to place where one has been before, or return to a previous activity
    Synonyms: go back, get back, come back

  15. [verb] give back; "render money"
    Synonyms: render

  16. [verb] go back to a previous state; "We reverted to the old rules"
    Synonyms: revert, retrovert, regress, turn back

  17. [verb] go back to something earlier; "This harks back to a previous remark of his"
    Synonyms: hark back, come back, recall

  18. [verb] bring back to the point of departure
    Synonyms: take back, bring back

  19. [verb] return in kind; "return a compliment"; "return her love"

  20. [verb] make a return; "return a kickback"

  21. [verb] answer back
    Synonyms: retort, come back, repay, riposte, rejoin

  22. [verb] be restored; "Her old vigor returned"
    Synonyms: come back

  23. [verb] pay back; "Please refund me my money"
    Synonyms: refund, repay, give back

  24. [verb] pass down; "render a verdict"; "deliver a judgment"
    Synonyms: render, deliver

  25. [verb] elect again
    Synonyms: reelect

  26. [verb] be inherited by; "The estate fell to my sister"; "The land returned to the family"; "The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead"
    Synonyms: fall, pass, devolve

  27. [verb] return to a previous position; in mathematics; "The point returned to the interior of the figure"

  28. [verb] give or supply; "The cow brings in 5 liters of milk"; "This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn"; "The estate renders some revenue for the family"
    Synonyms: render, yield, give, generate

  29. [verb] submit (a report, etc.) to someone in authority; "submit a bill to a legislative body"


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