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[n] the act of someone appearing again; "his reappearance as Hamlet has been long awaited"
[n] a coming to or returning home; "on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party"
[n] getting something back again; "upon the restitution of the book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue lashing"
[n] the act of returning to a prior location; "they set out on their return to the base camp"
[n] the act of running back the football after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble
[n] a tennis stroke that returns the ball to the other player; "he won the point on a cross-court return"
[n] a reciprocal group action; "in return we gave them as good as we got"
[n] the key on electric typewriters or computer keyboards that causes a carriage return and a line feed
[n] 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"
[n] a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"
[n] happening again (especially at regular intervals); "the return of spring"
[n] the occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction
[n] the income arising from land or other property; "the average return was about 5%"
[v] go back to a previous state; "We reverted to the old rules"
[v] "Her old vigor returned"
[v] answer back
[v] submit (a report, etc.) to someone in authority; "submit a bill to a legislative body"
[v] go back to something earlier; "This harks back to a previous remark of his"
[v] pass down; "render a verdict"; "deliver a judgment"
[v] elect again
[v] make a return, as of a punt or a kickback, in football
[v] 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"
[v] come back to place where one has been before, or return to a previous activity
[v] return to a previous position; in mathematics; "The point returned to the interior of the figure"
[v] bring back to the point of departure
[v] 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"
[v] pay back; "Please refund me my money"
[v] give back; "render money"
[v] return in kind; "return a compliment"; "return her love"

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