Translation of "return" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /rɪˈtɜːn/ us /rɪˈtɜrn/

A2 to go or come back to a place where you were before

regresar, volver
She returned to the US in 1954.

A2 to give, send, or put something back where it came from

I have to return the book by Friday.
return to something

to start doing an activity again or talking about something again

volver a algo
I returned to work three months after Susie was born.

to happen again or start to exist again

volver a suceder
You need to go to the doctor if the pain returns.
noun [ no plural ] uk /rɪˈtɜːn/ us /rɪˈtɜrn/

B1 the act of going or coming back to a place where you were before

regreso, vuelta
On his return to Sydney, he started up a business.

B1 [ no plural ] a key on a computer keyboard that is used to make the computer accept information

Type in the password and press return.

B1 UK US round-trip ticket a ticket that lets you travel to a place and back again

billete de ida y vuelta
in return

in exchange for something or as a reaction to something

a cambio, en respuesta
I’d like to give them something in return for everything they’ve done for us.

(Translation of “return” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /rəˈtəːn/

to come or go back

volver, regresar
He returns home tomorrow
He returned to London from Paris yesterday
The pain has returned.

to give, send, put etc (something) back where it came from

He returned the book to its shelf
Don’t forget to return the books you borrowed.

to go back to something you have been discussing earlier

I’ll return to this topic in a minute

to do (something) which has been done to oneself

She hit him and he returned the blow
He said how nice it was to see her again, and she returned the compliment.

(of voters) to elect (someone) to Parliament.


(of a jury) to give (a verdict)

pronunciar, declarar
The jury returned a verdict of not guilty.

(in tennis etc) to hit (a ball) back to one’s opponent

She returned his serve.
returnable adjective

that can be or that must be returned

a returnable bottle.
return match noun

a second match played between the same (teams of) players

partido de vuelta/revancha
We played the first match on our football pitch – the return match will be on theirs.
return ticket noun

a round-trip ticket, allowing a person to travel to a place and back again to where he started.

billete de ida y vuelta
A return ticket to Northampton, please.
by return (of post)

by the very next post

a vuelta de correo
Please send me your reply by return (of post).
in return (for)

as an exchange (for something)

a cambio de
We’ll send them whisky and they’ll send us vodka in return
They’ll send us vodka in return for whisky.
many happy returns (of the day)

an expression of good wishes said to a person on his birthday

feliz (cumpleaños), felicidades
He visited his mother on her birthday to wish her many happy returns.
to return (not return back) someone’s book.

(Translation of “return” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)