Translation of devolver in English:
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1 1.1 (restituir) [objeto prestado] to return, give back; [dinero] to give back; [envase] to return, take back tengo que devolver los libros a la biblioteca I have to take the books back to the library si le quedara grande la puede devolver if it's too big you can bring/take it back devolver al remitente return to sender devuélvelo a su lugar put it back in its place (+ me/te/le etc) me devolvieron los documentos, pero no el dinero I got my papers back, but not the money ¿me podrías devolver el dinero que te presté? could you give o/or pay me back the money I lent you? lo llevé a la tienda y me devolvieron el dinero I took it back to the shop and they gave me my money back o they refunded my money o they gave me a refund le di diez pesos, me tiene que devolver dos I gave you ten pesos, you need to give me two back el teléfono me devolvía las monedas the telephone kept rejecting my coins la operación le devolvió la vista the operation restored his sight o/or gave him back his sight el espejo le devolvió una imagen triste [literario/literary] it was a sad figure that he saw reflected in the mirror [literario/literary] aquel triunfo le devolvió la confianza en sí mismo that triumph gave him back his self-confidence 1.2 [preso] to return; [refugiado] to return, send back 1.3 [Finanzas] [letra] to return
- 2 (corresponder) [visita/favor/invitación] to return algún día podré devolverte este favor I'll return the favor one day, I'll do the same for you one day ya es hora de que les devolvamos la invitación it's time we had them back o/or returned their invitation
verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb
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