WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014:

Principal Translations
return vtr (give back)regresar vtr
 devolver vtr
 Could you return that DVD I lent you?
return vi (go back to)regresar vi
 volver vi
 I often return to the town I grew up in.
return vi (come back to)regresar vi
 volver vi
 I hope he returns soon.
return n (act of returning to a place)regreso nm
 retorno nm
 We must prepare for his return.
return n (recurrence)recurrencia nf
 She's been unhappy since the return of her arthritis.
return n (commerce: goods)devolución n f
 Returns must be accompanied with a receipt.
return n (report, form)declaración nf
 informe nm
 Have you filled in your tax return yet?
return adj (of a return, returning)de vuelta loc adj
 de regreso loc adj
 Save some food for the return trip.
Additional Translations
return adj (sent, done in return)de retorno loc adj
 en respuesta loc adj
 I'll write a return letter next week.
return adj (recurring)de vuelta loc adj
 de nuevo loc adj
 They have a return engagement on Mondays.
return adj (used to return)retorno nm
 Then the water passes through the return pipe.
return adj (sports)de vuelta loc adj
 They equalized during the return match.
return adj (enabling a return)a vuelta de correo loc adj
 Make sure you include return postage.
return n (act of restoring)vuelta nf
 It feels like a return to normal, now that you're back.
return n (exchange)a cambio loc adv
 I'll give you five dollars in return.
return n (repayment)pago nm
 remuneración n f
 I received no returns for my services.
return n (response)respuesta nf
 He had no return to her stinging attacks.
return n (earnings)rendimiento nm
 These investments offer a considerable rate of return.
return n UK (round-trip ticket)redondo adj
 de ida y vuelta fr hecha
 I'd like two returns for London, please.
return n (Amer. football: runback)devolución nm
 He executed a superb return.
return n (architecture: change in direction)descanso nf
 A woman was praying on the return of the staircase.
return vi (revert to prior owner)revertir vi
 At the expiration of the lease, the landlord will regain full rights, as ownership returns.
return vi (recur)volver vo
 recurrir vi
 My nightmares are returning over and over again.
return vi (retort)contestar vi
 replicar vi
 It's not over yet, he returned.
return vtr (put back)regresar vtr
 devolver vtr
 Return all books to the appropriate place on the shelf.
return vtr (reverberate)retumbar vi
 reverberar vi
 The tunnel returned the sound of the car's engine.
return vtr (reflect)reflejar vi
 The lake surface returned her image.
return vtr (finance: earn) AmLredituar vtr
 rentar vi
 It's an investment that returns at least 7%.
return vtr (judgment)rendir nm
 The jury returned a verdict of not guilty.
return vtr (sports: ball)devolver vtr
 The champion smashed the ball, but the challenger managed to return it.
return vtr (elected official)elegir vtr
 She was returned to office with a slender majority.
return vtr (telephone call)devolver la llamada loc verb
 Can I return your call when I'm less busy?
return vtr (affection)corresponder vtr
 I was never able to return his love.
return vtr (lost item)regresar vtr
 devolver vtr
 You should return that money to its rightful owner.
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Compound Forms:
annual return n (profit or loss made over a year)rendimiento anual nm
 El rendimiento anual disminuyó mucho debido a la crisis.
cheap day return n UK (train ticket discounted for same-day return)boleto de ida y vuelta en el día nm
 Instead of purchasing two singles, the girl bought a cheap day return.
 El boleto sencillo sale ocho pesos, el de ida y vuelta en el día, doce pesos.
day return (ticket) nbillete de ida y vuelta el mismo día nm
day return (ticket) nboleto de ida y vuelta el mismo día nm
eternal return eterno retorno nm
he always wants something in return siempre quiere algo a cambio loc
in return adv (as payment or recompense)en agradecimiento loc adv
Note: A pesar de que conlleva un pago o compensación que no se refleja en la expresión "en agradecimiento", es la forma en que habitualmente se diría en este contexto.
 I will buy you lunch in return for the lift you gave me.
 Le invito a comer en agradecimiento por su ayuda.
 en retribución loc adv
 Le hizo un lindo regalo en retribución de los favores recibidos.
 a cambio loc adv
 Le di unas monedas a cambio de su ayuda.
in return for prep (in exchange for)a cambio de loc prep
 Watch my kids for me today and in return, I will watch yours tommorrow.
 A cambio de un beso le dio una galleta.
in return for (doing) [sth] expr (in exchange, as payment)a cambio, por haber, como recompensa loc adv
 He bought me dinner in return for the dogsitting I did for him.
 Me invitó a cenar a cambio de haber cuidado de su perro.
joint return (taxes) impuestosdevolución conjunta loc nom f
never to return (not going to come back)para no retornar loc adv
 He has left this country, never to return.
 Her son went to war, never to return.
 Partió de ese aeropuerto con la intención de nunca retornar.
 para nunca volver, para no volver nunca loc adv
 Se fueron del país, para nunca volver (o: para no volver nunca).
point of no return n (point when one becomes committed to [sth])punto de no retorno nm
 As he got into the car he realised he had passed the point of no return.
 Cuando entró en el coche supo que estaba en un punto de no retorno.
 punto sin vuelta atrás nm
 En aquel momento supo que había llegado a un punto sin vuelta atrás.
 punto decisivo nm
return a call v (phone [sb] back)devolver una llamada vtr
 I'll catch up with you later, I have to return a call before I go.
 Te alcanzo más tarde, tengo que devolver una llamada antes de irme.
return a verdict v (jury: decide guilty or not guilty)dictar (un) veredicto
 After much deliberation, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty against the young man.
 Tras mucha deliberación el jurado dictó veredicto de inocencia, la acusada quedó libre.
return address n (mail: postal address of sender)dirección del remitente nm
 I changed my return address, so that my mail would be sent to my sister's during the summer.
 Españaremite nm
 Recibí una carta preciosa, pero no sé quién me la envía porque no hay remite alguno.
return answer respuesta
return day día de regreso
return from vtr (come back from)regresar de vi + prep
Note: Regresar o retornar de un sitio.
 When I returned from my vacation, I had a serious sun burn.
 When you return from the store, can we go to the movies?
 Cuando regreses de la tienda, ¿podemos ir al cine?
return journey ntravesía de regreso nf
return journey ntravesía de retorno nf
return journey nviaje de regreso nm
return journey nviaje de retorno nm
return match n (sport: second game between same teams)partido de vuelta loc nom m
 The team is winning 5 - 0, the return match is just a formality.
 Perdimos 1 a 0, pero esperamos remontar en el partido de vuelta.
return on investment n (profit or loss)rentabilidad sobre la inversión nf
 This is the best way to maximize your return on investment.
return receipt n (document signed on receiving mail)acuse de recibo nm
return [sb]'s call v (phone [sb] back)devolver la llamada loc verb
 You've reached voice mail. Please leave a message, and I will return your call.
 Le dejé un mensaje en el contestador, todavía no me devolvió la llamada.
return signal señal de retorno
return thanks coloquialgracias de vuelta nfpl
return thanks coloquialdar las gracias vt
return the compliment v (repay [sb]'s kindness with a kind act)devolver la gentileza loc verb
 Le devolvió la gentileza llevándola a pasear por toda la ciudad.
 devolver la amabilidad loc verb
 Si me permite, le voy a devolver la amabilidad del otro día; tenga, son rosas de mi jardín.
 devolver el cumplido loc verb
 Le devolvió el cumplido con una sonrisa y un beso en la mejilla.
return ticket n UK (entitlement to make a round trip)boleto de ida y vuelta nm
Note: US: Round trip ticket
 Would you like a single or return ticket, sir?
 ¿Quiere un boleto de ida y vuelta o sólo de ida?
 boleto de viaje redondo nm
return to vtr (revert to)retornar, volver vi
 After eating dinner, I returned to my studies.
 Después de comer la cena, retorné a mis estudios.
return to vtr (go back to: a place) frmlretornar vi
 He always wanted to return to Africa, especially to the small village he was born in.
 Las aguas retornan a su cauce.
 volver vi
 Dijo que quería volver a Grecia antes de morir.
return to life volver a la vida
return to sender expr (letter or parcel undeliverable)devuélvase al remitente fr hecha
 Llevé todas las cartas que juntamos y las dejaron en una caja que decía "Devuélvase al Remitente".
 devolver al remitente fr hecha
return to the earth v (die and be buried)volver a la tierra, al polvo vtr
return to the fold v figurative (come back home) figvolver al redil fr hecha
 My Mormon friend enjoyed several years of hard partying before moving home and returning to the fold.
 Quiero viajar, viajar y conocer lugares y gente, y si vuelvo al redil será con los pies por delante. / Durante años se dio a una vida licenciosa pero un día, cual hijo pródigo, volvió al redil.
return to the roots n (revisiting the origins of [sth])volver a las raíces vi
 I have always wished to return to the roots of my childhood.
 No desea quedarse en la capital, sino volver a sus raíces de provinciana.
return to work vi (go back to one's job after a holiday)volver a trabajar vi
 Me tomo dos semanas de vacaciones, vuelvo a trabajar el 21.
 volver al trabajo vi
return to work vi (go back into employment)volver a trabajar loc verb
 My sister retired three years ago, but she has returned to work.
 Había dejado de trabajar cuando se casó, pero al quedar viuda se vio obligada a volver a trabajar.
return trip ntravesía de regreso nf
return trip ntravesía de retorno nf
return trip nviaje de regreso nm
return trip nviaje de retorno nm
return visit nvisita de regreso nf
return visit nvisita de retorno nf
return visit nvisita recíproca nf
tax return n (form declaring income)declaración de ingresos nf
 Please fill out your tax return, reporting your income for the 2008 year.
 Españadeclaración de la renta nf
 Espero que cuando haga la declaración de la renta este año, me toque a devolver.
 Chile(formulario de) declaración (anual) de impuesto a la renta (nm) nf
want something in return v (seek in exchange)querer algo a cambio
 If I do this favor for you, I may want something in return.
 Si te hago este favor, puede que quiera algo a cambio.
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