Synonyms of returning


1. return, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before; "return to your native land"; "the professor returned to his teaching position after serving as Dean"

2. render, return, give

usage: give back; "render money"

3. revert, return, retrovert, regress, turn back, change by reversal, turn, reverse

usage: go back to a previous state; "We reverted to the old rules"

4. hark back, return, come back, recall, denote, refer

usage: go back to something earlier; "This harks back to a previous remark of his"

5. return, take back, bring back, bring, convey, take

usage: bring back to the point of departure

6. return, reciprocate

usage: return in kind; "return a compliment"; "return her love"

7. return, transport, carry

usage: make a return; "return a kickback"

8. retort, come back, repay, return, riposte, rejoin, answer, reply, respond

usage: answer back

9. come back, return, reappear, re-emerge

usage: be restored; "Her old vigor returned"

10. refund, return, repay, give back, pay

usage: pay back; "Please refund me my money"

11. render, deliver, return, communicate, pass on, pass, pass along, put across

usage: pass down; "render a verdict"; "deliver a judgment"

12. reelect, return, elect

usage: elect again

13. fall, return, pass, devolve, change hands, change owners

usage: 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"

14. return, return

usage: return to a previous position; in mathematics; "The point returned to the interior of the figure"

15. render, yield, return, give, generate, produce, make, create

usage: 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"

16. return, submit, subject

usage: submit (a report, etc.) to someone in authority; "submit a bill to a legislative body"


1. returning, reverting, regressive (vs. progressive)

usage: tending to return to an earlier state

2. returning(prenominal), reversive, backward (vs. forward)

usage: tending to be turned back

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