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Definitions of answer

  1. To reply; to respond; to be suitable. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To speak or write in reply to a question, request, letter, etc.; respond to an act; as, to answer the bell; to be accountable for; as, he had to answer for his sins; to reply to a charge. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To reply to: to satisfy or solve: to suit. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To reply to; satisfy; suit. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To speak or act in response to; acknowledge; reply; especially, to reply favorably; retaliate; controvert; solve, as a riddle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To be sufficient for; correspond to; atone for; expiate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. To speak or write by way of return (originally, to a charge), or in reply; to make response. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To make a satisfactory response or return. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To render account, or to be responsible; to be accountable; to make amends; as, the man must answer to his employer for the money intrusted to his care. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To be or act in return. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To be or act by way of compliance, fulfillment, reciprocation, or satisfaction; to serve the purpose; as, gypsum answers as a manure on some soils. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To be opposite, or to act in opposition. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To be or act as an equivalent, or as adequate or sufficient; as, a very few will answer. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To be or act in conformity, or by way of accommodation, correspondence, relation, or proportion; to conform; to correspond; to suit; - usually with to. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To reply: to be accountable for: to correspond. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. To reply; succeed; be accountable for; correspond. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. understand the meaning of; "The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. give the correct answer or solution to; "answer a question"; "answer the riddle" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. react to a stimulus or command; "The steering of my new car answers to the slightest touch" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. respond to a signal; "answer the door"; "answer the telephone" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. match or correspond; "The drawing of the suspect answers to the description the victim gave" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. To reply or respond; correspond; be sufficient. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. To be responsible; atone. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. To reply to; to respond to; to refute; to atone for; to be sufficient for; to suit; to be opposite to; to solve. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. To reply; to be accountable for; to suit. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. a nonverbal reaction; "his answer to any problem was to get drunk"; "their answer was to sue me" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. the principle pleading by the defendant in response to plaintiff's complaint; in criminal law it consists of the defendant's plea of `guilty' or `not guilty' (or nolo contendere); in civil law it must contain denials of all allegations in the plaintiff's complaint that the defendant hopes to controvert and it can contain affirmative defenses or counterclaims Wordnet Dictionary DB
  28. the speech act of replying to a question Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  29. give a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument); "The defendant answered to all the charges of the prosecution" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  30. To speak in defense against; to reply to in defense; as, to answer a charge; to answer an accusation. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. To speak or write in return to, as in return to a call or question, or to a speech, declaration, argument, or the like; to reply to (a question, remark, etc.); to respond to. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. To respond to satisfactorily; to meet successfully by way of explanation, argument, or justification, and the like; to refute. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. To be or act in return or response to. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. To be or act in compliance with, in fulfillment or satisfaction of, as an order, obligation, demand; as, he answered my claim upon him; the servant answered the bell. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. To render account to or for. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. To atone; to be punished for. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. To be opposite to; to face. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. To be or act an equivalent to, or as adequate or sufficient for; to serve for; to repay. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. To be or act in accommodation, conformity, relation, or proportion to; to correspond to; to suit. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. A reply to a change; a defense. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. Something said or written in reply to a question, a call, an argument, an address, or the like; a reply. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. Something done in return for, or in consequence of, something else; a responsive action. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. A solution, the result of a mathematical operation; as, the answer to a problem. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. A counter-statement of facts in a course of pleadings; a confutation of what the other party has alleged; a responsive declaration by a witness in reply to a question. In Equity, it is the usual form of defense to the complainant's charges in his bill. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. A defendant's written response to a plaintiff's initial court filing (called a complaint or petition). An answer normally denies some or all facts asserted by the complaint, and sometimes seeks to turn the tables on the plaintiff by making allegations or charges against the plaintiff (called counterclaims). Normally a defendant has 30 days in which to file an answer after being served with the plaintiff's complaint. In some courts, an answer is simply called a "response."
  46. A response or rejoinder; a reply to a charge; a solution, as of a mathematical problem. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  47. A reply: a solution. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  48. A reply; solution. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  49. A reply or response; refutation; retaliation; solution. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  50. A reply; an account to be rendered to justice; a solution. A written defence. To answer for, to be responsible for; to become answerable for. To answer to, to correspond; to accord. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  51. Something said in reply to a question. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for answer

  1. Durtal did not answer – En Route by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
  2. What do you mean by your answer – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
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