From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishin return (for something)in return (for something)EXCHANGEas payment or reward for something He is always helping people without expecting anything in return. We offer an excellent all-round education to our students. In return, we expect students to work hard. Liz agreed to look after the baby in return for a free room. → return
Examples from the Corpusin return (for something)• In return he performed clerical work for the secretaries themselves.• In return, I described my discovery of Weimar's system for naming streets when I had visited it a few years earlier.• In return, Snyder and his friends would leave the schoolyard and end their fast.• For that $ 110 million, the taxpayers have gotten little in return in terms of lasting criminal convictions.• She gave us food and clothing and asked for nothing in return.• Navy officials reduced the punishment in return for his cooperation.• The Tryons, in return, have frequently joined him for some fishing at Balmoral.• It was remarkable just how little violence there was in return.• Herndon says she does not need a thank-you in return.• Fine, I want X, Y and Z in return.