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What is the opposite of returns?

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Noun
Opposite of money that is gained or acquired
Noun
Opposite of income, typically derived from an investment or business
“It is common for most companies to report a loss in their first year.”
Noun
Opposite of a thing or person that is the result of an action or process
“He continually attributed the cause of his failure to something independent of himself.”
Noun
Opposite of plural for an act of repeating, or going back to, an earlier state or situation
“The departure from a democratic political system has plunged the country into anarchy and chaos.”
Noun
Opposite of plural for an act of coming back from a bad situation
“The deterioration in his health is causing him to seriously contemplate retirement.”
Noun
Opposite of plural for something said or written in reaction, especially to a question
“When I approached him with a question about his business, he smiled and answered enthusiastically.”
Noun
Opposite of plural for an act of coming or going back to a place or activity
“Sir Argyle's departure from the Kingdom was abrupt but not unexpected.”
Noun
Opposite of plural for the action of returning something
“The removal of an ancient relic would trigger the release a giant boulder that began rolling towards Indiana.”
Noun
Opposite of plural for a ticket which allows someone to travel to a place and back again
“He only had enough to buy a single to the city for the time being.”
Noun
Opposite of plural for an official report or statement submitted in response to a formal demand
“If you lodge a request for your medical records, you should be provided with that information within seven days.”
Verb
Opposite of to come, or go, back to a place or person
“Jon Snow would depart the North Wall to seek out Mance Rayder, the leader of the wildlings.”
Verb
Opposite of to occur or happen again
“We really need the problem to disappear once and for all.”
Verb
(keeps) Opposite of to give, place or hand back something
“The DVD is not due back for another week, so you can continue to keep it.”
Verb
(takes) Opposite of to give, place or hand back something
“Sir, I'm going to need to take your phone.”
Verb
Opposite of to pay back money owed
“Seriously, how much did you pay for this coffee machine?”
Verb
Opposite of to repay with something of equivalent value
“What an ungrateful wretch to ignore the favor that you had bestowed upon him.”
Verb
Opposite of to earn or produce as revenue
“They would rather squander inordinate sums of money on futile projects.”
Verb
Opposite of to speak or write in reaction to a question, or to another reaction
“When I began to question him about his unsavory past, he merely rolled his eyes in contempt.”
Verb
Opposite of to go back to a previous, and usually lower or unwanted, state or level
“Novak continues to evolve his game, and many pundits predict that he will ultimately surpass Roger as the greatest of all time.”
Verb
(tennis) Opposite of to bat the ball back over the net in response to a serve
“Maria took a wild swing at the ball, but would ultimately miss and lose the point.”
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