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.
Roget 479: confutation, refutation; answer, complete answer; disproof, conviction, redargution†, invalidation; exposure, exposition; clincher; retort; reductio ad absurdum; knock down argument, ... show more
Dutch: antwoord, respons
Polish: oddźwięk, odpowiedź, odrzeczenie, odzew, reakcja, respons
A statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem:
— The answers were in the back of the book.
Roget 522: interpretation, definition; explanation, explication; solution, answer; rationale; plain interpretation, simple interpretation, strict interpretation; meaning etc. 516. translation; ... show more
The speech act of replying to a question.
Dutch: antwoord, beantwoording
Polish: danie odpowiedzi, odparcie, odpowiedzenie, udzielenie odpowiedzi
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.
A nonverbal reaction.
— She didn't want to answer.
— Answer the question.
— We answered that we would accept the invitation.
Dutch: beantwoorden, antwoorden, antwoord, reageren, rescriberen
Respond to a signal.
Give the correct answer or solution to.
Understand the meaning of:
— The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered.
Dutch: beantwoorden, verklaren
Give a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument).
Be liable or accountable.
Be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity:
— A few words would answer.
Roget 731: succeed; be successful etc. adj.; gain one's end, gain one's ends; crown with success. gain a point, attain a point, carry a point, secure a point, win a point, win an object; get there [U.S.]; ... show more
Dutch: volstaan, [[het]] [[ermee]] [[doen]]
Match or correspond.
Be satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of.
React to a stimulus or command.
Moby thesaurus: Agnus Dei, Benedicite, ESP, Gloria, Gloria Patri, Gloria in Excelsis, Introit, Magnificat, Miserere, Nunc Dimittis, Parthian shot, Te Deum, Trisagion, Vedic hymn, accomplishment, accord, acknowledge, acknowledgment, action, action and reaction ... show more.
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