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1 return

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: income tax return, tax return.

Roget 594: description, account, statement, report; expose etc. (disclosure) 529; specification, particulars; state of facts, summary of facts; brief ... show more

Roget 973: reward, recompense, remuneration, meed, guerdon, reguerdon; price.    [payment for damage or debt] indemnity, indemnification; quittance; compensation; reparation, redress, ... show more

Roget 551: trace, vestige, relic, remains; scar, cicatrix; footstep, footmark, footprint; pug; track mark, wake, trail, scent, ... show more

Roget 527: information, enlightenment, acquaintance, knowledge etc. 490; publicity etc. 531; data etc. 467.    communication, ... show more

Roget 292: arrival, advent; landing; debarkation, disembarkation; reception, welcome, vin d'honneur [Fr.].    home, goal, goalpost; landing place, landing stage; bunder; ... show more

Roget 283: regress, regression; retrocession, retrogression, retrograduation, retroaction; reculade; retreat, withdrawal, retirement, remigration; recession etc. (motion from) ... show more

Roget 277: recoil; reaction, retroaction; revulsion; bounce, rebound, ricochet; repercussion, recalcitration; kick, contrecoup [Fr.]; springing back etc. v.; ... show more

Roget 755: commission, delegation; consignment, assignment; procuration; deputation, legation, mission, embassy; agency, agentship; power of attorney; clerkship; ... show more

Dutch: belastingaangifte
Polish: PIT

2 return

A coming to or returning home:
— On his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party.

synonym: homecoming.

Dutch: terugkeer, terugkomst, thuiskomst, wederkeer, wederkomst
Polish: powrót

3 return

The occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction.

synonym: coming back.

4 return

Getting something back again.

synonyms: regaining, restitution, restoration.

Roget 790: restitution, return; rendition, reddition; restoration; reinvestment, recuperation; rehabilitation etc. (reconstruction) 660; reparation, atonement; compensation, ... show more

Roget 775: acquisition; gaining etc. v.; obtainment; procuration, procurement; purchase, descent, inheritance; gift etc. 784.    recovery, ... show more

Roget 145: reversion, return; revulsion.    turning point, turn of the tide; status quo ante bellum; calm before a storm.    alternation etc. (periodicity) 138; inversion etc. ... show more

Polish: restytucja

5 return

The act of going back to a prior location.

6 return

The income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property:
— The average return was about 5%.

synonyms: issue, payoff, proceeds, take, takings, yield.

Roget 810: receipt, value received, money coming in; income, incomings, innings, revenue, return, proceeds; gross receipts, net profit; earnings etc. (gain) ... show more

Dutch: opbrengst, emissie
Polish: utarg

7 return

Happening again (especially at regular intervals):
— The return of spring.

synonym: recurrence.

Dutch: herhaling
Polish: nawrót

8 return

A quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one).

synonyms: comeback, counter, rejoinder, replication, retort, riposte.

Roget 462: answer, response, reply, replication, riposte, rejoinder, surrejoinder, rebutter, surrebutter, retort, repartee; rescript, rescription; ... show more

Dutch: antwoord, repliek, scherp antwoord, weerwoord
Polish: odpalenie

9 return

The key on electric typewriters or computer keyboards that causes a carriage return and a line feed.

synonym: return key.

Polish: enter

10 return

A reciprocal group action:
— In return we gave them as good as we got.

synonyms: getting even, paying back.

11 return

A tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player.

12 return

American football The act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble.

13 return

The act of someone appearing again.

synonym: reappearance.


1 return

Go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before.

Roget 755: commission, delegate, depute; consign, assign; charge; intrust, entrust; commit, commit to the hands of; authorize etc. (permit) 760.    ... show more

Roget 661: relapse, lapse; fall back, slide back, sink back; return; retrograde etc. 283; recidivate; fall off again etc. 659.   

Roget 138: recur in regular order, recur in regular succession; return, revolve; come again, come in its turn; come round, come round again; beat, pulsate; alternate; intermit.   

Dutch: keren, retourneren, teruggaan, terugkeren, terugkomen, weeromkomen

2 return

Give back.

synonym: render.

Roget 790: return, restore; give back, carry back, bring back; render, render up; give up; let go, unclutch; disgorge, regorge; regurgitate; recoup, ... show more

3 return

Go back to a previous state.

synonyms: regress, retrovert, revert, turn back.

Roget 283: recede, regrade, return, revert, retreat, retire; retrograde, retrocede; back out; back down; balk; crawfish [U.S.], crawl [Slang]; withdraw; ... show more

Roget 104: repeat, iterate, reiterate, reproduce, echo, reecho, drum, harp upon, battologize, hammer, redouble.    recur, revert, return, ... show more

Dutch: terugdraaien, terugkomen

4 return

Go back to something earlier.

synonyms: come back, hark back, recall.

Dutch: teruggrijpen

5 return

Bring back to the point of departure.

synonyms: bring back, take back.

Dutch: retourneren, terugsturen, terugzenden

6 return

Return in kind.

7 return

Make a return.

8 return

Answer back.

synonyms: come back, rejoin, repay, retort, riposte.

Roget 292: arrive; get to, come to; come; reach, attain; come up with, come up to; overtake, make, fetch; complete etc. 729; ... show more

Dutch: pareren, riposteren, teruggeven

9 return

Be restored:
— Her old vigor returned.

synonym: come back.

Dutch: terugkomen

10 return

Pay back.

synonyms: give back, refund, repay.

Dutch: terugbetalen

11 return

Pass down.

synonyms: deliver, render.

Dutch: weergeven

12 return

Elect again.

synonym: reelect.

Dutch: herkiezen

13 return

Be inherited by:
— The land returned to the family.

synonyms: devolve, fall, pass.

14 return

Return to a previous position; in mathematics.

15 return

Give or supply.

synonyms: generate, give, render, yield.

Roget 810: receive etc. 785; take money; draw from, derive from; acquire etc. 775; take etc. 789.    bring in, ... show more

16 return

Submit (a report, etc.) to someone in authority.

Moby thesaurus: CRT spot, DM display, Doppler signal, IF signal, IM display, RF echoes, about-face, acknowledge, acknowledgment, action and reaction, advent, advert, afford, alternate, alternation, amends, answer, answer back, answering, antiphon ... show more.

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