[かえ]

Godan verb, transitive verb

  1. to return (something), to restore, to put back.
    Esp. 返す.
  2. to turn over, to turn upside down, to overturn.
  3. to pay back, to retaliate, to reciprocate.
    Esp. 返す.

suffix, Godan verb

  1. to repeat ..., to do ... back.
    After the -masu stem of a verb.

Variations

Pronunciation Kanji Kana Is Common
[かえ] 返す かえす
[かえ] 反す かえす

Contained Kanji Breakdown

return, answer, fade (3rd)
  • anti-(3rd)
    • wild goose, trailing cliff radical (no. 27)
    • or again, furthermore, on the other hand (Jr. High)
  • walk, walking, road radical (no. 162)