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answer

noun

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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.

synonyms: reply, response.

Roget 969: lawsuit, suit, action, cause; litigation; suit in law; dispute etc. 713.    citation, arraignment, prosecution, impeachment; accusation ... show more

Roget 479: confutation, refutation; answer, complete answer; disproof, conviction, redargution, invalidation; exposure, exposition; clincher; retort; reductio ad absurdum; knock down argument, ... show more

Roget 462: answer, response, reply, replication, riposte, rejoinder, surrejoinder, rebutter, surrebutter, retort, repartee; rescript, rescription; ... show more

Dutch: antwoord, respons
Polish: oddźwięk, odpowiedź, odrzeczenie, odzew, reakcja, respons



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A statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem:
— The answers were in the back of the book.

synonyms: resolution, result, solution, solvent.

Roget 522: interpretation, definition; explanation, explication; solution, answer; rationale; plain interpretation, simple interpretation, strict interpretation; meaning etc. 516.    translation; ... show more

Dutch: oplossing
Polish: rozwiązanie

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The speech act of replying to a question.

Dutch: antwoord, beantwoording
Polish: danie odpowiedzi, odparcie, odpowiedzenie, udzielenie odpowiedzi

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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.

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A nonverbal reaction.

verb

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React verbally:
— She didn't want to answer.
— Answer the question.
— We answered that we would accept the invitation.

synonyms: reply, respond.

Roget 462: answer, respond, reply, rebut, retort, rejoin; give for answer, return for answer; acknowledge, echo.    explain etc. (interpret) 522; ... show more

Roget 775: acquire, get, gain, win, earn, obtain, procure, gather; collect etc. (assemble) 72; pick, pickup; ... show more

Dutch: beantwoorden, antwoorden, antwoord, reageren, rescriberen

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Respond to a signal.

Dutch: opnemen

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Give the correct answer or solution to.

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Understand the meaning of:
— The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered.

synonym: resolve.

Dutch: beantwoorden, verklaren

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Give a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument).

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Be liable or accountable.

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Be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity:
— A few words would answer.

synonyms: do, serve, suffice.

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

Roget 644: be useful etc. adj.; avail, serve; subserve etc. (be instrumental to) 631; conduce etc. (tend) 176; answer, ... show more

Dutch: volstaan, [[het]] [[ermee]] [[doen]]

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Match or correspond.

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Be satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of.

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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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