Translation of return in Spanish:


volver, v.

Pronunciation /rɪˈtəːn//rəˈtərn/

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (go back)
    (to a place) volver
    (to a place) regresar
    (to former activity, state) volver
    to return to sth volver a algo
    • he returned to Spain volvió / regresó a España
    • they returned home late volvieron / regresaron tarde a casa
    • the series will be returning to our screens soon la serie volverá pronto a nuestras pantallas
    • she never returned to the game nunca volvió a jugar
    • they returned to the task with renewed energy volvieron a la tarea / reanudaron la tarea con renovadas energías
    • to return to what we were saying earlier, … volviendo a lo que decíamos anteriormente, …
    • He returns to flying and a glorious career as a fighter pilot.
    • Every Saturday she returned to the same bench with his lunch, waiting for him to return.
    • Sloan dropped Elena off at home and then returned home himself.
    • As the series opens, Megan is returning to work after six months off following the death of her husband.
    • When he returned to the living area, his three crewmates had already returned.
    • So Aileen returns to her old trade, which spirals into violence and tragedy.
    • A decade later he returns, this time to the small Wiltshire village of Longbridge Deverill.
    • Meursault simply returns to his desk and continues to work after the discussion.
    • The car returned in the direction it had come, back towards Cassais.
    • She found that returning to her first love, the circus, was like a breath of fresh air.
    • Later he joined the Royal Navy but he was discharged and so returned to Scotland to resume his studies.
    • The waitress returned to their table with their orders, but the food was left unnoticed.
    • We forget that, in music, there are some people who are just great and worth returning to.
    • They had gone out to eat, and had just returned back to their hotel.
    • Almost everyone had a family member or friend who had migrated and returned or continued to live abroad.
    • Morley had only just returned to action after 10 weeks out following back surgery.
    • After Alexis' illness passed our lives returned to normal and continued in the same way.
    • I now have hopes for Nickelodeon to return to something like the glory it enjoyed during my childhood.
    • Instead of returning to the Irish rock scene, he resolved to pursue his musical ambitions in a more low-key way.
    • He moved there initially for a year on an exchange with a German university, with the intention of returning to the UK.
    • The band returned to Seattle because Geffen asked them to, so of course I happily returned with them.
    • Fortune only recently returned to action after 10 months off course because of a serious back problem.
    • Sonia headed for the shore but returned to the boat when she realised that the others were not following.
    • A group of ducks were bobbing off to the right, dipping their heads beneath the surface and returning seconds later, with beads of water rolling off their waxy feathers.
    • When Katherine returned home she was greeted by her brother in the hallway.
    • She was in service and was employed at the Ashcroft Academy, a school for young gentlemen at Wentworth, where she stayed throughout the week returning home each weekend to be with her family.
    • China successfully completed its manned space flight as Yang safely returned to earth.
    • I returned to Europe in 1977 and did not work in Africa again until ten years later.
    • She went to the kitchen and returned with a basket full of food.
    • A waitress mopped up the water, then returned to work because the restaurant was busy.
    • After years of experience in the workplace, returning to education was an exciting and stimulating prospect.
  • 2

    (symptom) volver a aparecer
    (symptom) presentarse de nuevo
    (doubts/suspicions) resurgir
    the child's cheerfulness returned el niño recuperó la alegría
    • I was almost happy as the familiar hot feeling of anger returned in me like a long lost companion.
    • She had never danced before, and all her feelings of awkwardness returned.
    • As we walked out of the park, I felt a bit of my strength and joy returning.
    • Now an all too common feeling of claustrophobic despair had returned.
    • LaCienega gulped, but the girl's bravery returned when she saw her friend's smile.
    • I felt so unsatisfied and the empty feeling returned, nagging at me.
    • Now, upon seeing her again, that uneasy feeling had returned.
    • The familiar feelings of longing returned, and his heart ached for her.
    • Confidence returned, convincing buyers not to delay buying.
    • He left the room and I lay back as the dizzy feeling returned.
    • Soon, however, Altair began humming, his usual cheery mood returning.
    • Adriana's sadness had returned, the sadness that had come like a recurring ache ever since she had left the Sila.
    • The feeling returned, of perseverance to love him forevermore.
    • Chastity sighed in relief, but fear quickly returned when she noticed the forest was no longer bright and magical, but dark and eerie.
    • The cold, eerie feeling returned, and her voice trailed off.
    • Words had yet to be spoken, and Katherine found her apprehension returning in the silence.
    • I hoped I could do well at the match, though my doubts were returning again.
    • Her breathing returned to normal and she started to feel strength returning.
    • She felt her acute fear of heights returning as the path became less smooth and considerably steeper and narrower.
    • As he and his wife stuffed me with food, passed me a hot-water bottle and tucked me in, confidence returned.

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(give back)

      regresar Southern Cone Latin America
      restituir formal
      to return sth to sb devolverle / (formal) restituirle algo a algn
      • she returned the letter to the file volvió a poner la carta en el archivo
      • Had he returned the money, who would have argued with him staying on?
      • She gave a small smile to her friends who returned the very smile with large grins that told her she had received going away presents.
      • He explained to his clients that he could find nothing worth buying at the time - and returned their money.
      • Mommy and daddy will always love you and we hope that you can return the feeling.
      • It was then that I realized that he might actually return your feelings for him.
      • They returned the manuscripts without any significant changes or suggestions.
      • He had liked Kara since they were young, but knew that Kara had never returned his feelings and was content to be her friend.
      • Her heart began to ice over for the second time because she had fallen in love again and the person she loved had not returned her feelings.
      • McDonald's didn't return repeated phone calls for this article.
      • The United States agreed to return the Canal Zone to Panama in 1979.
      • And since then, apart from a furious row by phone during which each bitterly agreed to return the other's gift, they have not spoken.
      • I needed for her to know her love was being returned.
      • Like every date on the tour, when we caught consecutive shows in Memphis and Atlanta, they were sold out, despite some fans having returned their tickets in protest.
      • At this point, the files are commonly scanned into a digital file, but sometimes are returned as hard copy by overnight delivery.
      • Entries will be returned only if accompanied by a large, self-addressed, stamped envelope.
      • To my great annoyance, Theodore actually strolled up and returned Cindy's greeting while introducing Jay as well.
      • ‘Your passport should have a minimum of six months validity’ she said returning his ticket and passport.
      • Maya nodded and returned the book to the bookshelf nearby.
      • When she didn't answer he looked at her until she returned his gaze.
      • After extensive testing and no further symptoms I returned the computer to my client's home.
      • The stone statue of King Shalmaneser III, from the 9th century BC, was returned in four pieces.
      • The essay was returned to him with the comment that he wasn't dyslexic, he was just lazy.
      • You know how is it like to love someone and not have your feelings returned but you still love that person no matter what.
      • Nikolas simply stared at her and she returned his stare tenfold until finally she stood up.
      • The waiter returned the smile and fetched the beers.
      • He gave us his most valuable possessions, these swords, and we have never returned the favor.
      • He brushed a kiss over Piper's lips which wasn't returned, but he didn't notice.
      • It broke her heart to slowly realize that even though she loved Bryan, he would never return those feelings for her.
      • Signora Zarini is offering a huge reward for anyone who returns the Flame Diamond to her.
      • A smile is returned with a smile and eyes that brim with gratitude for this small gesture.
      • I can certainly identify with the disbelief that one's love can be returned.
      • Companies have a social responsibility to return something to society.
      • Brit managed a weak smile in Toby's direction, which he returned in equal measures of relief that he wouldn't be alone and dejection that he'd be without the rest of us.
      • He returns the computer to the store, and exchanges it for another one.
      • Wishing for no more tidal waves in the stormy emotional ocean of the day, Shey returned her mother's overly sympathetic smile.
      • Kat turned to him to see that he was giving her a faint smile, which she returned a second later.
      • Opening the mailbox showed thousands of emails all having been returned as delivery failure.
      • I found myself in the library the following morning returning the books I had thoroughly sifted through.
      • Patrice returns the tissue to Mary - their tears now blended into the same cloth.
      • In the first wave of surveys, 941 were returned, for a response rate of 17 percent.

    • 1.2(reciprocate)

      (affection) corresponder a
      (blow/favor) devolver
      (greeting) devolver
      (greeting) corresponder a
      to return sb's call devolverle la llamada a algn
      • to return good for evil devolver bien por mal

    • 1.3Sport

      (ball) devolver
      (ball) (in tennis) devolver
      (ball) (in tennis) restar Spain
      • Batters have three separate ways to return the ball into play.
      • The left analogue stick moves your player from left to right and beyond the table - heated rallies often saw us returning the ball from half way across the room.
      • Jiro was serving really well and did a pretty good job returning Steven's serves.
      • I'll bet a thousand bucks that you can't even return Steven's serve.
      • Her sister returned the good serve and Lori immediately got it over the net.
      • He loves tennis ‘because I know that on the court there will always be someone to return the ball to me.’
      • If you missed returning the ball, you were disqualified.

    • 1.4(in cards)

      • One way of cooperating with declarer is by returning the suits which she leads.
      • In fact if you are first or second and your partner is fifth, you might well choose to return a good card to help your partner.

  • 2literary

    replicar literary
  • 3

    (verdict) emitir
    the jury returned a verdict of guilty el jurado lo (or la etc.) declaró culpable
    • After a month long trial the jury at Blackfriars Crown Court took eight hours to return a unanimous verdict of not guilty.
    • The coroner returned a suicide verdict, saying that Mr Kapustynski had clearly intended to kill himself.
    • The jury returned a guilty verdict, and a sentence of life without parole.
    • Yesterday an inquest jury returned a verdict of unlawful killing on Mr and Mrs Robertson.
    • At first instance, the jury returned a verdict in favour of the defendant.
    • When the jury returned a large judgment against him, State Farm at first refused to pay but eventually relented and paid.
    • Ben Collins waits anxiously for the jury to return a verdict in his trial.
    • However, the district judge did not let the jury consider information about the prior art claims before returning its verdict.
    • The jury returned a verdict of manslaughter and Dunphy was sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment.
    • The jury only deliberated for half an hour before returning a guilty verdict.
    • The jury returned a so-called ‘special verdict’ of guilty but insane.
    • This inquest returned an open verdict because the jury had been unable to decide if it was an accident or suicide.
    • A US judge has dismissed a spamming conviction after concluding that there was no ‘rational basis’ for the jury to return a guilty verdict.
  • 4

    (income/profit) producir
    (income/profit) dar
    • Taken as a whole, the railways of South Africa returned a good profit in the decade before Union, even if interest payments on loans are included.
    • This returned a healthy profit until it too disappeared in the mid-1990s as the region's railroads reorganised in the aftermath of the sale of Conrail.
    • Compaq, which employs 2,100 people in Ireland, provided some positive news by beating dour Wall Street expectations and returning a profit.
    • Delaney said the FAI would break even this year and return a profit in 2005.
    • Analysts say they never expected the company, which is faring much better than most dotcoms, to return a profit until 2003.
    • Purdham said the British company hoped to return a full-year profit in the year to June 2003.
    • In other words, 80 cents in Pepsi profit is returned for every $1 spent on Pepsi advertising.
    • For the last five years, the average bond portfolio has returned a cumulative 46.4%.
    • It seems only reasonable that producers will rationally make production decisions on the premise that they will return a normal profit over the long run.
    • Despite a second year of falling sales, the semiconductor company ended its run of losses, even returning a small profit.
    • Yet the fund still returned an annualised 10 per cent over five years.
    • How big a discount they'll demand varies, but most expect a 35% return on each order.
    • The worst performers - Baillie Gifford and Eagle Star - both returned a negative 2.8 per cent.
    • The marketers must accept the fact that it will take years to build the business volume that will return profits.
    • Last year saw British equities return their worst annual performance since 1974.
    • The shareware experience indicates that it is possible to return a profit even in the absence of enforcement mechanisms.
    • I have a research collaborator who believes that companies are so busy trying to return big profits that innovation has all but died.
    • However, Fitzpatrick said that WorldCom Ireland was returning a profit and was confident it could survive the shakeout.
  • 5

    • 5.1British Politics

      • He was returned member for the Forest of Dean in 1892.
      • In addition to Ruane, Willie Clarke was also returned at the expense of a third SDLP seat.
      • He says he had decided before the May election that if the electorate returned Fine Gael to the opposition benches, it would be his last general election.
      • His radical Westminster constituents returned him again, but he failed to become a second Wilkes.
      • The absence of a pre-election pact between Fine Gael and Labour will have the almost certain consequence of returning a Fianna Fáil-led government.
      • England, with 54 per cent of the population, continued to return 71 per cent of the Commons.
      • Instead, the election was held with parliament still in situ and Fianna Fail was returned with a greatly reduced majority.
      • In 1943 the Dublin Labour Party nominated Larkin as a Dáil candidate and he was returned in the election of that year.
      • He was returned for Dorset at the general election of 1832.
      • At the last general election, the Tories returned only 14 women MPs out of their total of 166.
      • Clark opened his purse again for the fall elections, determined to elect a legislative majority that would return him to the Senate.
      • On April 14, military troops loyal to Chavez returned him to power.
      • At the first election for a Legislative Assembly in 1856 he was returned for the electorate of Murrumbidgee.
      • I'm extremely confident that Pat Doherty will be returned as MP for West Tyrone.

    • 5.2Politics

      (candidate) reelegir


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    • 1.1(to place)

      regreso masculine
      vuelta feminine
      retorno masculine formal literary
      the return to school el regreso / la vuelta al colegio
      • on his return a su vuelta
      • the return of this series to our screens el retorno de la serie a nuestras pantallas
      • I apologize for being late - a cancelled flight on my return from Chicago in mid-week disrupted my schedule a bit.
      • A male colleague and I were given the task of escorting him on a home visit, though only told of the risks upon return.
      • Sean Keane makes a return visit on June 24th so early booking is advisable.
      • People will go once, to try it; but if it is to succeed it will depend on a flow of return customers.
      • After he got his things we took them to the hotel at which we were staying and went to a nearby restaurant to celebrate his return.
      • That night, over a hundred people showed up to pray for the safe return of the captives.
      • On his return home he served his apprenticeship under his father until he took control of the farm in 1760 when his father died.
      • On his return to Greece he resumed his work as Editor at the Archives of Folklore.
      • That night they went out to dinner to celebrate his return.
      • He prayed for her safe return every night.
      • On the Sunday morning after my mother's return, the snow had stopped.
      • By 1482 she was near to completing terms for his return from exile in Brittany.
      • Luckily Ron's return prevented any further discussion, or argument, on the topic.
      • He married a nurse, whom he met in hospital soon after his return from Dunkirk, and has written a book about his experiences.
      • All I ask is that you pray for me and my safe return.
      • The shuttle service will also be available for the return trip after the fireworks.
      • Penelope, the wife of Ulysses, has been waiting many years for his return from the Trojan War.
      • Other than that, I found the continuing return of documentaries to the big screen one of the great positive developments of 2002.
      • A few players made triumphant returns from injuries last night.
      • After he left, Violette sank into her chair to await her aunt's return and to demand an explanation.

    • 1.2(to former activity, state)

      vuelta feminine
      retorno masculine
      • In particular, the Duke's absence and consequent abuse of power by one of his deputies serves to justify the return of full centralized authority in the last Act.
      • There is little indication in the figures that there will be a return to strong economic growth in the near future.
      • He had even signed a Concordat with the papacy in July 1801, allowing the return of Roman Catholicism.
      • Chapter 1 describes the return of the forest as the ice sheets retreated some 16,000 years ago.
      • He started a popular purging of the members of the previous government and announced a return to civilian rule.
      • Angel cringed at his rather sarcastic tone and the return of his more formal way of addressing her.
      • It was the Herakleopolitan kings from Bahr Yusuf who restored order and stability as the Nile floods allowed the return of plentiful harvests.
      • The declining uptake of childhood vaccinations resulting from the fears promoted by these campaigns may lead to the return of real epidemics, causing death and disability.
      • This allowed the return of the Shah family to power and, eventually, the appointment of a non-Rana as prime minister.
      • A growing segment of our society longs for a return to traditional values.
      • The return of the Liberals to office in 1893 sharpened the conflict.
      • Elections in 1983 saw the return of comparative stability with Moi still President, but of an increasingly corrupt and autocratic regime.
      • More than three-thousand small rural communes were established by disaffected young people seeking a return to nature and the simple life.
      • Coming at a time when students here are demonstrating for the return of government grant funding the play leaps into sharp contemporary focus.
      • Her feelings of fear, anger, and revulsion brought the return of her hysteria and nausea crept into her throat.
      • Steve Chapman writes today about terrorism, fear, and the return to normalcy.

    • 1.3(reappearance)

      reaparición feminine
      the return of the symptoms la reaparición de los síntomas
      • his words brought a return of my earlier doubts sus palabras hicieron resurgir mis dudas iniciales

  • 2

    • 2.1

      (journey/flight) de vuelta
      (flight/journey) de regreso
      (fare/ticket) de ida y vuelta British
      (fare/ticket) de viaje redondo Mexico British
      by return mail a vuelta de correo

    • 2.2Sport

      de vuelta
      the return game la revancha

  • 3

    • 3.1

      (to owner) devolución feminine
      (to owner) regreso masculine Southern Cone Latin America
      (of thing bought) devolución feminine
      thanks for the return of the coat muchas gracias por devolverme el abrigo
      • this book is due for return next week hay que regresar este libro la semana que viene
      • The owner of the dogs is offering a substantial reward for their safe return.
      • The British Museum yesterday received its first official proposal from Greece in its campaign for the return of the controversial Elgin Marbles.
      • Arguing that Sunderland Council had illegally taken Thoburn's tools of trade, the pair demanded the return of his scales.
      • IBM has demanded the return of up to 117,000 monitors because they might catch fire.
      • Toys'R'Us is seeking either damages to be determined at the trial, or the cancellation of the agreement and the return of the $200m it says it has paid in exclusivity fees.
      • The industrialist gave the original diamond as a present to Arlena Marshall, but he later demanded its return when Arlena dumped him.
      • In summary, if you receive a demand for the return of overpaid tax credits, don't feel obliged to pay it all in one go.
      • Due to these problems, our distributors have been authorized to accept the return of these motherboards for a full and complete refund.
      • Parents pay £3 to join the service and then a further £1 to hire a toy for two weeks, 50p of which will be refunded on return of the item.
      • If the marriage fails because there are no children or the wife is unfaithful, the family of the man can demand a return of the money.
      • It claims that irregularities and inconsistencies in the auction process mean that the consortium hasn't fulfilled its obligations and so is not entitled to the return of the deposit.
      • Wells Fargo also announced that it would pay $100,000 for the return of the laptop.
      • All Inland Revenue correspondence has a return address on the back of the envelope.
      • Mapuches have strongly protested against discrimination and demanded the return of their ancestral land.
      • During the 1990s, descendants of the executed men demanded the return of the skulls so that they could be buried in Sami land.
      • Protas also demanded the return of property including costumes by fashion designer Halston and sets by sculptor Isamu Noguchi.
      • When the card-holder violates the terms on which the card is provided to him, the issuer will demand its return.
      • The Italian Prime Minister has created yet another diplomatic storm by demanding the return of a painting held by the National Gallery of Ireland.
      • Lost lovers and lost children rarely figure in his accounts - but lost books are mourned, and their return marked with rejoicing.

    • 3.2(sth given back)

      devolución feminine
      the show is sold out, but you may be able to get returns las localidades están agotadas, pero quizás consigas alguna devolución
      • (in library) [ S ]please place returns here se ruega dejar aquí los libros devueltos
      • 37-year-old Hughes had audiences queuing around the block for returns when he staged his first one-man show, Map, at the Traverse in 2002.
      • The 300 tickets available for the event sold out weeks ago and there is a long waiting list of people hoping for returns.
      • With the 2,750-seat City Center selling out every performance (with a long nightly line outside the box office hopefully waiting for returns) it must be judged a smashing success.

  • 4

    rendimiento masculine
    return on sth rendimiento de algo
    • we expect a good return on our investments esperamos un buen rendimiento de nuestras inversiones
    • the law of diminishing returns la ley de los rendimientos decrecientes
    • we haven't seen much return on our efforts nuestros esfuerzos no se han visto muy recompensados
  • 5

    • 5.1tax return

      declaración (de la renta) feminine
      declaración de impuestos feminine Latin America

    • 5.2(reply)

      declaración feminine
      the analysis is based on the returns of over 1,000 people el análisis se basa en las declaraciones de más de 1.000 personas

    • 5.3returns plural

      (data) datos masculine
      (figures) cifras feminine
      we won't know who's won until all the returns are in no se sabrá quién ganó hasta que no hayan llegado todos los resultados
      • Anybody who doubts the veracity of the figures should consult the US census returns for the year 1880.
      • Mary, who turned twenty years old in 1860, cannot be found on census returns, but Juliett, still single, worked as a domestic.
      • Examining surviving Victorian housing from outside and from within can be very revealing particularly if these can be matched to information from Census returns.
      • The printed census returns, upon which the figures are based, can be regarded as accurate only up to a point, even at the national level.
      • However, SER staff registers suggest that the staff at Ashford works in 1881 was 1,366, far beyond the 496 of the census return.
      • Secondly, we built a database of information transcribed from the census returns.
      • The circuit returns were then sent to the Exchequer in Winchester where they were summarized, edited and compiled into Great Domesday Book.
      • It has been argued that it is possible to arrive at estimates of traffic in an area even when data from traffic censuses and returns are largely lacking.
      • In America, Hollerith, working on census returns, developed a machine using electric current and capable of analysing returns at speed.
      • From January 2nd 2002 researchers will be able to access the entire 1901 census returns for England and Wales online.

  • 6

    devolución feminine
    return of serve (in tennis) resto masculine Spain
    • Her opponent from Eastridge nailed a cross-court winner on the return.
    • It is taken away with an astounding backhand return but a second chance is converted when Nathan nets a backhand.
    • He nets a backhand return on the first set point but forces an error with the second, and the crowd goes bananas!
    • A ferocious forehand return gave Henin-Hardenne three break points.
    • The 12th seed clinched the third set with a backhand return down the line.
    • The technology can resolve disputes for viewers over line calls, compare first and second serves and identify areas where returns of serve are made.
  • 7British

    boleto de ida y vuelta masculine
    billete de ida y vuelta masculine Spain
    tiquete de ida y vuelta masculine Colombia
    boleto de viaje redondo masculine Mexico
    • The price of a five-day return train ticket on the Dublin-Cork route would rise from €54.80 to €59.
    • Ms. M.J.D. and the two children had a return ticket to Brazil.
    • Allison got contributions from two companies but said it is still not enough to secure a return ticket to Slovenia.
    • The four team members each received return tickets from Windhoek to Bangkok on South African Airways.
    • When he arrived at Heathrow on 4 March he had a return ticket and told the immigration officer that he was coming to this country as a tourist for two and a half weeks.
    • The steamboat agents inform her that they do not issue return tickets on West African steamers.
    • Some people don't like to be limited - by excursions, by return tickets or by the necessity of staying in the hotel they've chosen.
    • The first thing he did was cash in his return ticket.
    • In addition, other requirements such as Saturday-night stays and return tickets instead of one-way tickets were introduced.
    • For just €114, customers were able to buy transatlantic return tickets out of Baltimore, Boston and New York between November 1 and December 16.
    • Club prices start at stg £3,068 for a return ticket.
    • Aer Arann Express is offering visitors to the show discounted rates on return tickets to Dublin.
    • To get to my conference on time, I must fly back to New York and use my original return ticket.
    • Commuter fares from the city centre to Raheny, for example, now € 1.50 for a single, will increase to € 1.55, while a €2.70 return will cost €2.80.
    • Alternatively, next-day return train tickets from Dublin to Westport cost €20.96 and weekend return tickets cost €34.29 each.
    • You can get to Strasbourg by Ryan Air for £29.09 return from Stansted.
    • From New York, Amtrak trains take about 13 hours to Toronto; returns cost £95.
    • Yet only two days into his holiday, he found himself so captivated by the island he famously tore up his return train ticket and threw it into the sea.
    • It's a good thing I already had my return ticket to Nice.
    • Anyone expecting a return ticket for the National Express is going to be disappointed.
  • 8also carriage return

    interlineación feminine