1
[ verb ] reply or respond to

Synonyms

answer respond

Examples

"She didn't want to answer" "answer the question" "We answered that we would accept the invitation"

Used in print

(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)

When I question them as_to what they mean by concepts like liberty and democracy , I find that they fall_into two categories : the simpler ones who have simply accepted the shibboleths of their faith without analysis ; and the intelligent , cynical ones who scornfully reply that these things do n't count any_more in the world of to-day .

(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)

He was promised that no harm would befall him if he would come_out , but he cursed and replied that he would shoot any man coming_near the door .

(Guy Endore, Voltaire! Voltaire!...)

That after all his years of effort to become a composer , he should now , now when he was still stoutly replying to the critics of his Discourse_on_the_Arts_and_Sciences , be so close to a success in music and have_to reject it .

(Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy....)

When Michelangelo explained why he had come , Rabbi_Melzi replied gravely :

(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)

He replied that he could not imagine what importance there might be in thus meeting with a stranger , but - joy of joys , he would be at home at the hour mentioned .

2
[ noun ] a statement (either spoken or written) that is made in reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation

Synonyms

answer response

Examples

"I waited several days for his answer" "he wrote replies to several of his critics"

Used in print

(Christopher Davis, First Family....)

And Rachel 's or Virginia 's reply : `` Better .

Scotty would reply softly and his father , apologetically , would ask him to repeat .

(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)

John 's reply was like a declaration of war .

And John 's reply was always the same : `` Anything that affects souls is the concern of the Church !

`` What was your reply to that '' ?

3
[ noun ] the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange

Synonyms

response

Examples

"he growled his reply"

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