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The act or state of coming back to a place
“A series of events starts which culminates in his returning to the scene of his transfiguration.”
The act of giving back something taken or borrowed
“One resolution that everyone kept was the returning of borrowed farm equipment in time for the agricultural season.”
The act of paying back money borrowed or owed
“The returning of borrowed funds is expected after the agreed term.”
The act of replying or responding
“The problem will be taken care of immediately, be it a prompt returning of your call or even arrival on site.”
Happening regularly, time after time
Returning to a less advanced or previous state
Lasting throughout the year or through many years
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In the process of coming in
Present participle for to come, or go, back to a place or person
“Bo Songvisava decided to return to her native country of Thailand to establish her new restaurant.”
Present participle for to occur or happen again
“We thought that we had managed to fix the issue, but it would sadly return.”
Present participle for to give, place or hand back something
“Don't forget to return the book when you're done with it.”
Present participle for to pay back money owed
“The company has agreed to return my payment as they are unable to fulfill their end of the bargain.”
Present participle for to put, bring, or send back to a former position or state
“To this I declined making any answer, repeating my orders not to converse further till he should abandon this proposition, and return to the former basis.”
Present participle for to repay with something of equivalent value
“I am sure that he will return the favor one of these days.”
Present participle for to earn or produce as revenue
“We must accept that it may take years to build the business volume that will return profits.”
Present participle for to speak or write in reaction to a question, or to another reaction
“Reporters waited patiently for the spokesperson to return an answer after he was asked a pertinent question.”
Present participle for to go back to a previous, and usually lower or unwanted, state or level
“Price levels are unlikely to return to previous low levels after episodic peaks.”
Present participle for to deliver a result or judgment following deliberation
“The defendant would wait anxiously for the jury to return a verdict.”
Present participle for to vote into office
“He was determined to elect a legislative majority that would return him to the Senate.”
(tennis) Present participle for to bat the ball back over the net in response to a serve
“Pete's serve was always very difficult to return.”
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