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answer

noun (n)

  • a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation (noun.communication)
    Synonym: reply, response
    Example:
    I waited several days for his answer.
    source: wordnet30
  • a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem (noun.communication)
    Example:
    The answers were in the back of the book.
    source: wordnet30
  • the speech act of replying to a question (noun.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • 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 (noun.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • a nonverbal reaction (noun.act)
    Example:
    His answer to any problem was to get drunk.
    Their answer was to sue me.
    source: wordnet30
  • A reply to a change; a defense. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • react verbally (verb.communication)
    Synonym: reply, respond
    Example:
    She didn't want to answer.
    Answer the question.
    We answered that we would accept the invitation.
    source: wordnet30
  • respond to a signal (verb.cognition)
    Example:
    Answer the door.
    Answer the telephone.
    source: wordnet30
  • give the correct answer or solution to (verb.cognition)
    Example:
    Answer a question.
    Answer the riddle.
    source: wordnet30
  • understand the meaning of (verb.cognition)
    Synonym: resolve
    Example:
    The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered.
    source: wordnet30
  • give a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument) (verb.communication)
    Example:
    The defendant answered to all the charges of the prosecution.
    source: wordnet30
  • be liable or accountable (verb.stative)
    Example:
    She must answer for her actions.
    source: wordnet30
  • be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity (verb.stative)
    Synonym: do, serve, suffice
    Example:
    A few words would answer.
    source: wordnet30
  • match or correspond (verb.stative)
    Example:
    The drawing of the suspect answers to the description the victim gave.
    source: wordnet30
  • be satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of (verb.consumption)
    Example:
    This may answer her needs.
    source: wordnet30
  • react to a stimulus or command (verb.cognition)
    Example:
    The steering of my new car answers to the slightest touch.
    source: wordnet30
  • To speak in defense against; to reply to in defense; as, to answer a charge; to answer an accusation. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To speak or write by way of return (originally, to a charge), or in reply; to make response. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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