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answer

 
Noun answer has 5 senses
  1. answer, reply, response - a statement (either spoken or written) that is made in 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"
    --1 is a kind of statement
    --1 has particulars: rescript; feedback
    Derived form: verb answer1
  2. solution, answer, result, resolution, solvent - 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"
    --2 is a kind of statement
    --2 has particulars: denouement
    Derived form: verb answer2
  3. answer - the speech act of replying to a question
    --3 is a kind of
    reply, response
    Antonyms: question, inquiry, enquiry, query, interrogation
    --3 has particulars: Urim and Thummin; refutation, defense, defence
    Derived form: verb answer1
  4. answer - the principle 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
    --4 is a kind of
    pleading
    --4 has particulars: evasive answer; nolo contendere, non vult; plea
    Derived form: verb answer5
  5. answer - a nonverbal reaction; "his answer to any problem was to get drunk"; "their answer was to sue me"
    --5 is a kind of
    reaction, response
    Derived forms: verb answer10, verb answer3
Verb answer has 10 senses
  1. answer, reply, respond - reply or respond to; "She didn't want to answer"; "answer the question"; "We answered that we would accept the invitation"
    --1 is one way to state, say, tell
    Derived forms: noun answer1, noun answer3, noun answerer1
    Sample sentence:
    They answer that there was a traffic accident
  2. answer - give the correct answer or solution to; "answer a question"; "answer the riddle"
    --2 is one way to
    solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work
    Derived form: noun answer2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. answer - respond to a signal; "answer the door"; "answer the telephone"
    --3 is one way to
    react, respond
    Derived form: noun answer5
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. answer, resolve - understand the meaning of; "The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered"
    --4 is one way to solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  5. answer - give a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument); "The defendant answered to all the charges of the prosecution"
    --5 is one way to
    refute, rebut
    Derived form: noun answer4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. answer - be liable or accountable; "She must answer for her actions"
    --6 is one way to
    be
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  7. suffice, do, answer, serve - 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"
    --7 is one way to satisfy, fulfill, fulfil, live up to
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  8. answer - match or correspond; "The drawing of the suspect answers to the description the victim gave"
    --8 is one way to
    match, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Something ----s something
  9. answer - be satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of; "This may answer her needs"
    --9 is one way to
    meet, satisfy, fill, fulfill, fulfil
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  10. answer - react to a stimulus or command; "The steering of my new car answers to the slightest touch"
    --10 is one way to
    react, respond
    Derived form: noun answer5
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
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