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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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