in return for

in return for (something)

In repayment for something; in exchange for something. If I do this thing for you, what do I get in return for my efforts, hmm? In return for our donation, we only ask that you let us know how it was used.
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in return for (someone or something)

by way of giving something back; as a way of paying someone back for something; as part of an exchange. I helped Tom yesterday, and he helped me in return for my efforts. I paid $20 and received four tickets in return.
See also: for, return
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In return for an 8,000-renminbi bribe--about a year's income--this official agreed to back off.