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