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answer as in a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation
  • "I waited several days for his answer"
  • "he wrote replies to several of his critics"

Synonyms

  • reply react verbally; a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation; the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange
  • response a result; a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent; a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation; the manner in which something is greeted; a phrase recited or sung by the congregation following a versicle by the priest or minister ; the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange; the manner in which an electrical or mechanical device responds to an input signal or a range of input signals
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answer as in a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
  • "they were trying to find a peaceful solution"
  • "the answers were in the back of the book"
  • "he computed the result to four decimal places"

Synonyms

  • solution a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem; a method for solving a problem; the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation ; the successful action of solving a problem
  • result issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); produce as a result or residue; come about or follow as a consequence; a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem; something that results; the semantic role of the noun phrase whose referent exists only by virtue of the activity denoted by the verb in the clause
  • resolution a formal expression by a meeting; the ability of a microscope or telescope to measure the angular separation of images that are close together ; the trait of being resolute; finding a solution to a problem ; something settled or resolved; analysis into clear-cut components ; (computer science) the number of pixels per square inch on a computer-generated display; the subsidence of swelling or other signs of inflammation (especially in a lung) ; (music) a dissonant chord is followed by a consonant chord ; a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem; a decision to do something or to behave in a certain manner
  • solvent capable of meeting financial obligations ; a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances; a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
answer as in the speech act of replying to a question
    answer as in the principal 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"
    answer as in a nonverbal reaction
    • "his answer to any problem was to get drunk"
    • "their answer was to sue me"
    answer as in react verbally
    • "She didn't want to answer"
    • "answer the question"
    • "We answered that we would accept the invitation"

    Synonyms

    • reply react verbally; a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation; the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange
    • respond show a response or a reaction to something ; react verbally; respond favorably or as hoped
    answer as in respond to a signal
    • "answer the door"
    • "answer the telephone"
    answer as in give the correct answer or solution to
    • "answer a question"
    • "answer the riddle"
    answer as in understand the meaning of
    • "The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered"

    Synonyms

    • resolve the trait of being resolute; a formal expression by a meeting; bring to an end; reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation ; reach a decision; understand the meaning of; make clearly visible; find the solution; cause to go into a solution
    answer as in give a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument)
    • "The defendant answered to all the charges of the prosecution"
    answer as in be liable or accountable
    • "She must answer for her actions"
    answer as in be sufficient
    • "be adequate, either in quality or quantity"
    • "A few words would answer"
    • "This car suits my purpose well"
    • "Will $100 do?"
    • "A `B' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school"
    • "Nothing else will serve"

    Synonyms

    • suffice be sufficient
    • do an uproarious party ; the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization ; doctor's degree in osteopathy ; engage in; carry out or perform an action; get (something) done; proceed or get along; give rise to; carry out or practice; be sufficient; create or design, often in a certain way; behave in a certain manner; spend time in prison or in a labor camp; carry on or function; arrange attractively; travel or traverse (a distance)
    • serve (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play; serve a purpose, role, or function; do duty or hold offices; contribute or conduce to; be used by; help to some food; provide (usually but not necessarily food); devote (part of) one's life or efforts to, as of countries, institutions, or ideas; promote, benefit, or be useful or beneficial to; spend time in prison or in a labor camp; work for or be a servant to; deliver a warrant or summons to someone; be sufficient; do military service; mate with; put the ball into play
    answer as in match or correspond
    • "The drawing of the suspect answers to the description the victim gave"
    answer as in be satisfactory for
    • "meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of"
    • "This may answer her needs"
    answer as in react to a stimulus or command
    • "The steering of my new car answers to the slightest touch"

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