return to (someone, something, or some place)

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return to (someone, something, or some place)

1. To go or travel back to some place or thing. I'd love to return to Japan someday. She has to return to the shop because she forgot to buy milk.
2. To resume some activity or endeavor. I wish you would return to writing. You have such a natural talent for it! I'm dreading returning to work on Monday.
3. To resume a romantic relationship with someone. Sarah returned to her husband after being separated from him for nearly a year. I don't understand why Tom keeps returning to her after she mistreats him like that time and time again.
4. To give someone or something back to another person or thing. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "return" and "to." Make sure you return this book to me soon—I need it for my research paper. The police returned the missing girl to her parents.
5. To put something back in its proper location. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "return" and "to." He examined the people in the picture and then returned it to the mantelpiece. The principal said she was giving the thieves 24 hours to return the school's mascot to its display case before she pursued a criminal investigation.
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return someone or something to someone

to give someone or something back to someone. Please return my tools to me. Would you return my book to me soon?
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return to some place

to go or come back to some place. When do you plan to return to your home? I will return there when I have finished here.
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References in classic literature ?
"We may stop here, and die of asphyxiation when our atmosphere tanks are empty," replied Perry, "or we may continue on with the slight hope that we may later sufficiently deflect the prospector from the vertical to carry us along the arc of a great circle which must eventually return us to the surface.
"It would exacerbate sectarian tensions and return us to the days of conflict and division.
'It is indeed worrisome that having realized that they have no chance in the February 16 Presidential election, the Buhari Presidency and the APC are seeking to pull down our country, pitch her against the global community and return us to a pariah nation status.'
A vote to remain will return us to full membership of the European Union with all of its concomitant benefits: Yearly payments into the EU funds, full freedom of movement for all within the EU, the UK Parliament subordinate to European Union control, and all of the other benefits which those who voted leave wished to remove.
A vote to remain will return us to full membership of the European Union with all of its concomitant benefits; yearly payments into the EU funds, full freedom of movement for all within the EU; the UK Parliament subordinate to European Union control, and all of the other benefits which those who voted leave wished to remove.
As far as the Lib Dems are concerned, on a national level, their only interest in Parliamentary democracy is to abuse it as far as possible, in order to attempt to reverse the Brexit vote and return us to the clutches of the antidemocratic EU.
"The Socialists," "Epilogue to Revolt," "Apes and Men," and "Rice" return us to a rural setting, but this time with an explicitly political agenda, which is to awaken the reader to the inhuman exploitation of the Filipino farmer and worker of the 1930s.
Not paying salaries would return us to a time when politics was an exclusive pastime only for the super rich.
For Jeremy Corbyn to slate the proposal to return to grammar schooling is a joke, he says "to bring back the grammar schools will return us to the bad old days" and this is a man who spent many, many years in an attempt to gain A levels at school and later at full time at college.
Posing questions, never judging, it holds a mirror up to our increasingly digital lives, and explores whether artificial intelligence will divorce us from our humanity or whether it has a redemptive power to return us to ourselves.
SIR - Do the Corbynites really want to return us to the days when we all waited until 6pm before we made a three-minute phone call, when most of us had to find a phone-box that hadn't been vandalised; when we could only buy a gas appliance from the Gas Board, then given no idea when it would be installed; our state car industry produced horrors like the Allegro, Maestro and Maxi; when (like the DVLA today) it was impossible to talk to any of our (so-called) state services?
My commitment to the Dallas Stars is unwavering, and I am confident we have found the right general manager to return us to the pathway of success."
"Some people are trying to return us to the mentality of the Ottoman state, which decided to embark on a policy of Turkification in the 19th century," Industry Minister Vrej Sabounjian said in a statement carried by the National News Agency.
We have an action plan in place for 2012 that we have started to execute and is expected to return us to profitability for the year.