As a response, exchange, or reward for something: he left the house to his sister in return for her kindness
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- Immunity from prosecution in return for truthful testimony was discussed early on, and rejected.
- If you're not being paid much for the job you're doing, make sure you get something out of it in return at the time.
- He says he gives a lot of himself teaching, but gets a lot in return.
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