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Return vs. Revolve

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Returnverb

(intransitive) To come or go back (to a place or person).

‘Although the birds fly north for the summer, they return here in winter.’;

Revolveverb

(intransitive) To orbit a central point.

‘The Earth revolves around the sun.’;

Returnverb

(intransitive) To go back in thought, narration, or argument.

‘To return to my story...’;

Revolveverb

(intransitive) To turn on an axis.

‘The Earth revolves once every twenty-four hours.’;

Returnverb

To turn back, retreat.

Revolveverb

(transitive) To cause to turn.

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Returnverb

To turn (something) round.

Revolveverb

(intransitive) To recur in cycles.

‘The program revolves through all the queues before returning to the start.’; ‘The centuries revolve.’;

Returnverb

(transitive) To place or put back something where it had been.

‘Please return your hands to your lap.’;

Revolveverb

(transitive) To ponder on; to reflect repeatedly upon; to consider all aspects of.

Returnverb

(transitive) To give something back to its original holder or owner.

‘You should return the library book within one month.’;

Revolvenoun

The rotation of part of the scenery within a theatrical production.

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Returnverb

(transitive) To take back something to a vendor for a refund.

‘If the goods don't work, you can return them.’;

Revolvenoun

(obsolete) A radical change; revolution.

Returnverb

To give in requital or recompense; to requite.

Revolveverb

To turn or roll round on, or as on, an axis, like a wheel; to rotate, - which is the more specific word in this sense.

‘If the earth revolve thus, each house near the equator must move a thousand miles an hour.’;

Returnverb

(tennis) To bat the ball back over the net in response to a serve.

‘The player couldn't return the serve because it was so fast.’;

Revolveverb

To move in a curved path round a center; as, the planets revolve round the sun.

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Returnverb

(card games) To play a card as a result of another player's lead.

‘If one players plays a trump, the others must return a trump.’;

Revolveverb

To pass in cycles; as, the centuries revolve.

Returnverb

(cricket) To throw a ball back to the wicket-keeper (or a fielder at that position) from somewhere in the field.

Revolveverb

To return; to pass.

Returnverb

(transitive) To say in reply; to respond.

‘to return an answer;’; ‘to return thanks’;

Revolveverb

To cause to turn, as on an axis.

‘Then in the east her turn she shines,Revolved on heaven's great axile.’;

Returnverb

To relinquish control to the calling procedure.

Revolveverb

Hence, to turn over and over in the mind; to reflect repeatedly upon; to consider all aspects of.

‘This having heard, straight I again revolvedThe law and prophets.’;

Returnverb

To pass (data) back to the calling procedure.

‘This function returns the number of files in the directory.’;

Revolveverb

turn on or around an axis or a center;

‘The Earth revolves around the Sun’; ‘The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire’;

Returnverb

To retort; to throw back.

‘to return the lie’;

Revolveverb

move in an orbit;

‘The moon orbits around the Earth’; ‘The planets are orbiting the sun’; ‘electrons orbit the nucleus’;

Returnverb

(transitive) To report, or bring back and make known.

‘to return the result of an election’;

Revolveverb

cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis;

‘She rolled the ball’; ‘They rolled their eyes at his words’;

Returnverb

To elect according to the official report of the election officers.

Returnnoun

The act of returning.

‘I expect the house to be spotless upon my return.’;

Returnnoun

A return ticket.

‘Do you want a one-way or a return?’;

Returnnoun

An item that is returned, e.g. due to a defect, or the act of returning it.

‘Last year there were 250 returns of this product, an improvement on the 500 returns the year before.’;

Returnnoun

An answer.

‘a return to one's question’;

Returnnoun

An account, or formal report, of an action performed, of a duty discharged, of facts or statistics, etc.; especially, in the plural, a set of tabulated statistics prepared for general information.

‘election returns; a return of the amount of goods produced or sold’;

Returnnoun

Gain or loss from an investment.

‘It yielded a return of 5%.’;

Returnnoun

: A report of income submitted to a government for purposes of specifying exact tax payment amounts. A tax return.

‘Hand in your return by the end of the tax year.’;

Returnnoun

(computing) A carriage return character.

Returnnoun

(computing) The act of relinquishing control to the calling procedure.

Returnnoun

(computing) A return value: the data passed back from a called procedure.

Returnnoun

A return valve.

‘The boiler technician had to cut out the heating return to access the safety valve.’;

Returnnoun

A short perpendicular extension of a desk, usually slightly lower.

Returnnoun

(American football) Catching a ball after a punt and running it back towards the opposing team.

Returnnoun

(cricket) A throw from a fielder to the wicket-keeper or to another fielder at the wicket.

Returnnoun

(architecture) The continuation in a different direction, most often at a right angle, of a building, face of a building, or any member, such as a moulding; applied to the shorter in contradistinction to the longer.

‘A facade of sixty feet east and west has a return of twenty feet north and south.’;

Returnverb

To turn back; to go or come again to the same place or condition.

‘On their embattled ranks the waves return.’; ‘If they returned out of bondage, it must be into a state of freedom.’; ‘Dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.’;

Returnverb

To come back, or begin again, after an interval, regular or irregular; to appear again.

‘With the yearSeasons return; but not me returnsDay or the sweet approach of even or morn.’;

Returnverb

To speak in answer; to reply; to respond.

‘He said, and thus the queen of heaven returned.’;

Returnverb

To revert; to pass back into possession.

‘And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David.’;

Returnverb

To go back in thought, narration, or argument.

Returnverb

To bring, carry, send, or turn, back; as, to return a borrowed book, or a hired horse.

‘Both fled attonce, ne ever back returned eye.’;

Returnverb

To repay; as, to return borrowed money.

Returnverb

To give in requital or recompense; to requite.

‘The Lord shall return thy wickedness upon thine own head.’;

Returnverb

To give back in reply; as, to return an answer; to return thanks.

Returnverb

To retort; to throw back; as, to return the lie.

‘If you are a malicious reader, you return upon me, that I affect to be thought more impartial than I am.’;

Returnverb

To report, or bring back and make known.

‘And all the people answered together, . . . and Moses returned the words of the people unto the Lord.’;

Returnverb

To render, as an account, usually an official account, to a superior; to report officially by a list or statement; as, to return a list of stores, of killed or wounded; to return the result of an election.

Returnverb

Hence, to elect according to the official report of the election officers.

Returnverb

To bring or send back to a tribunal, or to an office, with a certificate of what has been done; as, to return a writ.

Returnverb

To convey into official custody, or to a general depository.

‘Instead of a ship, he should levy money, and return the same to the treasurer for his majesty's use.’;

Returnverb

To bat (the ball) back over the net.

Returnverb

To lead in response to the lead of one's partner; as, to return a trump; to return a diamond for a club.

Returnnoun

The act of returning (intransitive), or coming back to the same place or condition; as, the return of one long absent; the return of health; the return of the seasons, or of an anniversary.

‘At the return of the year the king of Syria will come up against thee.’; ‘His personal return was most required and necessary.’;

Returnnoun

The act of returning (transitive), or sending back to the same place or condition; restitution; repayment; requital; retribution; as, the return of anything borrowed, as a book or money; a good return in tennis.

‘You made my liberty your late request:Is no return due from a grateful breast?’;

Returnnoun

That which is returned.

‘I do expect returnOf thrice three times the value of this bond.’;

Returnnoun

An answer; as, a return to one's question.

‘The fruit from many days of recreation is very little; but from these few hours we spend in prayer, the return is great.’;

Returnnoun

The continuation in a different direction, most often at a right angle, of a building, face of a building, or any member, as a molding or mold; - applied to the shorter in contradistinction to the longer; thus, a facade of sixty feet east and west has a return of twenty feet north and south.

Returnnoun

The rendering back or delivery of writ, precept, or execution, to the proper officer or court.

Returnnoun

An official account, report, or statement, rendered to the commander or other superior officer; as, the return of men fit for duty; the return of the number of the sick; the return of provisions, etc.

Returnnoun

The turnings and windings of a trench or mine.

Returnnoun

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’;

Returnnoun

a coming to or returning home;

‘on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party’;

Returnnoun

the occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction

Returnnoun

getting something back again;

‘upon the restitution of the book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue lashing’;

Returnnoun

the act of returning to a prior location;

‘they set out on their return to the base camp’;

Returnnoun

the income arising from land or other property;

‘the average return was about 5%’;

Returnnoun

happening again (especially at regular intervals);

‘the return of spring’;

Returnnoun

a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one);

‘it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher’;

Returnnoun

the key on electric typewriters or computer keyboards that causes a carriage return and a line feed

Returnnoun

a reciprocal group action;

‘in return we gave them as good as we got’;

Returnnoun

a tennis stroke that returns the ball to the other player;

‘he won the point on a cross-court return’;

Returnnoun

(American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble

Returnnoun

the act of someone appearing again;

‘his reappearance as Hamlet has been long awaited’;

Returnverb

come back to place where one has been before, or return to a previous activity

Returnverb

give back;

‘render money’;

Returnverb

go back to a previous state;

‘We reverted to the old rules’;

Returnverb

go back to something earlier;

‘This harks back to a previous remark of his’;

Returnverb

bring back to the point of departure

Returnverb

return in kind;

‘return a compliment’; ‘return her love’;

Returnverb

make a return;

‘return a kickback’;

Returnverb

answer back

Returnverb

be restored;

‘Her old vigor returned’;

Returnverb

pay back;

‘Please refund me my money’;

Returnverb

pass down;

‘render a verdict’; ‘deliver a judgment’;

Returnverb

elect again

Returnverb

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’;

Returnverb

return to a previous position; in mathematics;

‘The point returned to the interior of the figure’;

Returnverb

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’;

Returnverb

submit (a report, etc.) to someone in authority;

‘submit a bill to a legislative body’;

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