Verbal Ability - Antonyms - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Antonyms - Section 1 (Q.No. 4)
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In the following questions choose the word which is the exact OPPOSITE of the given words.

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Suriya_vicky said:   8 years ago

Restore mean:

1. To bring back into existence, use, or the like; reestablish: to restore order.
2. To bring back to a former, more desirable condition: to restore a painting.
3. To bring back to a state of health, soundness, or vigor.
4. To put back; return, as to a former place, position, or rank: to restore books to a shelf; to restore a monarch to a throne.
5. To give back; make return or restitution of (anything taken away or lost).
6. To reproduce or reconstruct (an ancient building, extinct animal, etc.) in the original state.

Return means:

1. To go or come back, as to an earlier condition or place: She returned to her office after lunch.
2. To revert in speech, thought, or practice: I returned to my knitting after answering the phone.
3. To revert to a former owner.
4. To answer or respond: I said hello to him, and he returned in kind.
5. To send, put, or carry back: We return bottles to the store.
6. a. To give or send back in reciprocation: She returned his praise.
b. To give back to the owner: He returned her book.
c. To reflect or send back: The echo was returned by the canyon wall.

Rusho said:   7 years ago
RETURN and RESTORATION are under condition.

If anybody RETURNS in a place, it means that he/she was there in the past. For example, I'm Bangladeshi. If I go to a tour in India I will RETURN to Bangladesh after completing my tour.

If you RESTORE something in a place it means that the thing was at the position at a time. For example, if I RESTORE my documents from Recycle Bean to Computer Drive then it is no need to say that the documents were in Computer Drive at a time.


In 1971 many Bangladeshi became a refugee in India. They had EXODUSED from Bangladesh and INFLUXED in India. It is not conditional that they were in India at any time.

The actual difference between RESTORATION, RETURN and INFLUX is in their uses not in meanings.

Anilobed said:   6 years ago
INFLUX- an arrival or entry of large numbers of people or things.
An inflow of water into a river, lake, or the sea.

EXODUS- a mass departure of people.

Sairam said:   5 years ago
Exodus:: a situation in which many people leave a place at the same time.

Influx:: the arrival of a large number of people.

So, they both are opposite.

Babu said:   10 years ago

1. A flowing in: an influx of foreign capital.

2. A mass arrival or incoming: an influx of visitors to the city; large influxes of refugees.

Tamanna said:   1 decade ago
Exodus means a going away of many people.

Influx means an arrival of something in great quantities or numbers. So the antonym is influx.

Indira said:   1 decade ago
Why influx?

Exodus mean a journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment.

Then answer can be return also... isn't it?

Priyadarshini satapathy said:   8 years ago
Exodus means sudden departure. And influx means inward flow. How this two are related?

This meaning I said according to dictionary.

Nidhi verma said:   8 years ago
Exodus - departure of the people.

Influx - an arrival or entry of large no of people.

That's why influx is a correct answer.

Dorami said:   3 years ago
Exodus is many people leaving the place at the same time.

Influx is many people arriving the place at the same time.

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