Word of the Day
Apps by Dictionary
Why was "tantrum" trending last week?
in return for
. In repayment or reciprocation for something, as in
I did her many favors and got nothing in return
In return for your patience, I promise to do a really good job
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Discover our greatest slideshows
The Hair of the Dog: 9 Dog Idioms...
Was spring actually called "Lent"...
15 Shades of Green: Emerald...
Beyond Leprechauns: 7 Creatures of...
Browse more topics on our blog
What Is the Difference Between Discreet and Discrete?
Learn the correct uses of these two commonly confused homophones.
What Character Was Removed from the Alphabet?
What mistaken pronunciation gave this character its name?
This small mark has two primary uses: to signify possession or omitted letters.
How Do I Get a Word into the Dictionary?
People invent new words all the time, but which ones actually make it?
Word of the Day
Word Value for
Words With Friends
The greatest thing you'll ever learn Is just to love and be loved in return.
I and the public know What all schoolchildren learn, Those to whom evil is done Do evil in return.
One who loves others will be loved in return.
Nearby words for in return
in praise of folly
in propria persona
in quest of
in rare form
in reference to
in regard to
in relation to
in rerum natura
in respect to
in round numbers
in saecula saeculorum
in search of
in seventh heaven
in short order
in short supply
in single file
in so far as
in so many words
in some measure
in someone's bad books
in someone's bad graces
in someone's face
in someone's good graces
in someone's hair
in someone's pocket
in someone's shoes
in someone's stead