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    answer - Dictionary definition and meaning for word answer

    Definition
    (noun) a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation
    Synonyms : reply , response
    Example Sentence
    • I waited several days for his answer
    • he wrote replies to several of his critics
    Definition
    (noun) a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
    Synonyms : resolution , result , solution , solvent
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) the speech act of replying to a question Definition
    (noun) 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 Definition
    (noun) a nonverbal reaction
    Example Sentence
    • his answer to any problem was to get drunk
    • their answer was to sue me
    Definition
    (verb) react verbally
    Synonyms : reply , respond
    Example Sentence
    • She didn't want to answer
    • answer the question
    • We answered that we would accept the invitation
    Definition
    (verb) respond to a signal
    Example Sentence
    • answer the door
    • answer the telephone
    Definition
    (verb) give the correct answer or solution to
    Example Sentence
    • answer a question
    • answer the riddle
    Definition
    (verb) understand the meaning of
    Synonyms : resolve
    Example Sentence
    • The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered
    Definition
    (verb) give a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument)
    Example Sentence
    • The defendant answered to all the charges of the prosecution
    Definition
    (verb) be liable or accountable
    Example Sentence
    • She must answer for her actions
    Definition
    (verb) be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity
    Synonyms : do , serve , suffice
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) match or correspond
    Example Sentence
    • The drawing of the suspect answers to the description the victim gave
    Definition
    (verb) be satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of
    Example Sentence
    • This may answer her needs
    Definition
    (verb) react to a stimulus or command
    Example Sentence
    • The steering of my new car answers to the slightest touch
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