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Origin of return

1275–1325; (v.) Middle English retornen<Middle French retorner, returner,Old French (see re-, turn); (noun) Middle English <Anglo-French retorn, return, derivative of Old French retorner, returner; (adj.) derivative of the noun

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OTHER WORDS FROM return

non·re·turn, adjectivepre·re·turn, noun, verb (used without object)un·re·turned, adjectiveun·re·turn·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for return

return
/ (rɪˈtɜːn) /

verb

noun

adjective

of, relating to, or characterized by a returna return visit; a return performance
denoting a second, reciprocated occasiona return match

Word Origin for return

C14: from Old French retorner; see re-, turn
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Idioms and Phrases with return

return

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