**Business / Finance / Annual Rate Of Return:** There are many ways of calculating the annual rate of return. If the rate of return is calculated on a monthly basis, we sometimes multiply this by 12 to express an annual rate of return. This is often called the annual percentage rate (APR). The annual percentage yield (APY), includes the effect of compounding interest.

**Rate Noun Synonyms**: rank, grade, class, classify, evaluate, estimate, calculate, compute, count, reckon, judge, gauge, assess, appraise, measure

**Rate Verb Synonyms**: measure, pace, gait, speed, velocity, clip

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**Return Verb Synonyms**: come or go back, revert, turn back

**Return Noun Synonyms**: replace, put back, restore, give back, bring or carry back

**Return Adjective Synonyms**: exchange, bring back or carry back

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Business / Finance / Annual Percentage Yield (APY): The effective, or true, annual rate of return. The APY is the rate actually earned or paid in one year, taking into account the effect of compounding. The APY is calculated by taking one plus the peri MORE

Business / Accounting / Rate Of Return: Also called the "yield," this is the return on an investment expressed as a percentage of its cost (e.g., $3 annual return divided by $24 price per share = .125 or a 12.5% rate of return). MORE

Business / Finance / Annualized Holding-Period Return: The annual rate of return that when compounded t times generates the same t-period holding return as actually occurred from period 1 to period t. MORE