in return

Also, in return for. In repayment or reciprocation for something, as in I did her many favors and got nothing in return, or In return for your patience, I promise to do a really good job. [c. 1600]


Nearby words

  1. in rerum natura,
  2. in reserve,
  3. in residence,
  4. in respect to,
  5. in retrospect,
  6. in round numbers,
  7. in saecula saeculorum,
  8. in search of,
  9. in season,
  10. in secret

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