- vt. 返回；报答
- vi. 返回；报答
- n. 返回；归还；回球
- adj. 报答的；回程的；返回的
CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
- return:  The origins of return are in Vulgar Latin. There, Latin tornāre (source of English turn), which originally meant ‘turn on a lathe’, was combined with the prefix re- ‘back’ to produce *retornāre ‘turn back’, which passed via Old French retorner into English as return.
- return (v.)
- early 14c., "to come back, come or go back to a former position" (intransitive), from Old French retorner "turn back, turn round, return" (Modern French retourner), from re- "back" (see re-) + torner "to turn" (see turn (v.)). Transitive sense of "report officially" is early 15c.; "to send back" is mid-15c.; that of "to turn back" is from c. 1500. Meaning "to give in repayment" is 1590s; that of "give back, restore" c. 1600. Related: Returned; returning.
- return (n.)
- late 14c., "act of coming back," also "official report of election results," from Anglo-French retorn, Old French retorne, verbal noun from retorner (see return (v.)). In ball games from 1833; specifically in tennis from 1886. Meaning "a yield, a profit" is recorded from 1620s. Meaning "a thing sent back" is from 1875. Many happy returns of the day was used by Addison (1716). Mailing return address attested from 1884.
- 1. I will return, find you, love you, marry you and live without shame.
- 2. Ellery's return will help to chase away some of the gloom.
- 3. Return the enclosed Donation Form today in the prepaid envelope provided.
- 4. Ford never desisted from trying to persuade him to return to America.
- 5. They called for the return of internment without trial for terrorists.
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