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Another word for answer

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Noun
  1. Something spoken or written in return, as to a question or demand

    See also:

    ask

  2. Something worked out to explain, resolve, or provide a method for dealing with and settling a problem

      1. To happen as a consequence:
      2. To end in a particular way:
      3. Something that follows naturally from a particular action, operation, or course; a consequence or outcome.
      1. A method or process of dealing with a problem:
      2. The answer to a problem or the explanation for something:
      3. A homogeneous mixture of two or more substances, which may be solids, liquids, gases, or a combination of these.
      1. Firmness of purpose; resolve:
      2. A fixed intention or resolution:
      3. The ascertaining or fixing of the quantity, quality, position, or character of something:
    See also:

    ask

Verb
  1. To speak or act in response, as to a question

    See also:

    ask

  2. To meet a need or requirement

      1. A set of matching outer garments, especially one consisting of a coat with trousers or a skirt, often worn on formal occasions.
      2. A person, especially an executive, who wears one of these garments at work.
      3. An outfit worn for a special activity:
      1. To meet present needs or requirements; be sufficient:
      2. To be equal to a specified task; be capable:
      3. To satisfy the needs or requirements of; be enough for.
      1. To work for (someone) as a servant:
      2. To prepare and offer (food, for example):
      3. To place food before (someone); wait on:
      1. To perform or execute; carry out:
      2. To fulfill the requirements of:
      3. To perform the tasks or behaviors typically associated with (something), especially as part of one's character or normal duties:
  3. To supply fully or completely

      1. To fulfill the need, desire, or expectation of:
      2. To fulfill (a need or desire):
      3. To free from doubt or question; convince:
      1. To come into the presence of by chance or arrangement:
      2. To come into the company of:
      3. To be introduced to; make the acquaintance of:
      1. To bring into actuality; effect or make real:
      2. To do, perform, or obey (a task or order, for example); carry out.
      3. To meet (a requirement or condition); satisfy.
      1. To put something into (a container, for example) to capacity or to a desired level:
      2. To supply or provide to the fullest extent:
      3. To build up the level of (low-lying land) with material such as earth or gravel.
    See also:

    do

Another word for answer

Noun
  1. A reply

  2. A solution

  3. A defense

    See also:

    defense

Verb
  1. To reply

  2. To be sufficient

      1. To bring into actuality; effect or make real:
      2. To do, perform, or obey (a task or order, for example); carry out.
      3. To meet (a requirement or condition); satisfy.
      1. To fulfill the need, desire, or expectation of:
      2. To fulfill (a need or desire):
      3. To free from doubt or question; convince:
      1. To put something into (a container, for example) to capacity or to a desired level:
      2. To supply or provide to the fullest extent:
      3. To build up the level of (low-lying land) with material such as earth or gravel.
    See also:

    satisfy

  3. To move in response

      1. Any of various bushy or vining plants of the genus Cucurbita, having unisexual flowers and fleshy edible fruit with a thick rind when mature.
      2. The fruit of any of these plants, eaten as a vegetable.
      1. To break (something) into pieces suddenly, noisily, and violently; shatter.
      2. To render (something) into a mush or pulp, as by throwing or crushing:
      3. To strike with a heavy blow or impact:
      1. To subdue forcibly:
      2. To inhibit or suppress:
      3. To crush by trampling.
      1. An explosion of prematurely ignited fuel or of unburned exhaust gases in an internal-combustion engine.
      2. The backward escape of gases or cartridge fragments when a gun is fired.
      3. A fire started in the path of an oncoming fire in order to deprive it of fuel and thereby control or extinguish it.
      1. To press between opposing bodies so as to break, compress, or injure:
      2. To break, pound, or grind (stone or ore, for example) into small fragments or powder.
      3. To put down with force; subdue:
      1. A claim pled against a plaintiff by a defendant, either in opposition to the relief sought or as an independent cause of action against the plaintiff.
      2. To plead a counterclaim against a plaintiff.
      1. To annul or put an end to (a court order, indictment, or court proceedings).
      1. To demand, ask for, or take as one's own or one's due:
      2. To take in a violent manner as if by right:
      3. To state to be true, especially when open to question; assert or maintain:
      1. To say in reply, especially in sharp response to a reply.
      2. To reply.
      1. A struggle for superiority or victory between rivals:
      2. A competition, especially one in which entrants perform separately and are rated by judges:
      3. To compete or strive for; struggle to gain or control:
      1. To make or keep safe from danger, attack, or harm:
      2. To engage in or be prepared to engage in battle to prevent (a population or area, for example) from being captured or occupied by an enemy.
      3. To attempt to prevent the opposition from scoring while playing in or near (a goal or area of a field, for example).
      1. To appeal earnestly; beg:
      2. To offer reasons for or against something; argue earnestly:
      3. To provide an argument or appeal:
      1. To put forth reasons for or against; debate:
      2. To attempt to prove by reasoning; maintain or contend:
      3. To give evidence of; indicate:
      1. To deflect or ward off (a fencing thrust, for example).
      2. To deflect, evade, or avoid:
      3. To deflect or ward off a thrust or blow.
      1. To refute, especially by offering opposing evidence or arguments, as in a legal case:
      2. To repel or reject:
      3. To present opposing evidence or arguments.
      1. To argue about; debate:
      2. To argue or debate with (someone).
      3. To question the truth or validity of; doubt:
      1. To declare untrue; assert to be false:
      2. To refuse to believe; reject:
      3. To refuse to recognize or acknowledge; disavow:
      1. To act in response to or under the influence of a stimulus or prompting:
      2. To act in opposition to a former condition or act:
      3. To act reciprocally or in return.
      1. To do something in response to an action done to oneself or an associate, especially to attack or injure someone as a response to a hurtful action.
      2. To pay back (an injury) in kind.
      1. To prove to be false or erroneous; overthrow by argument or proof:
      2. To deny the accuracy or truth of:
      3. To repudiate.
      1. To go or come back, as to an earlier condition or place:
      2. To revert in speech, thought, or practice:
      3. To revert to a former owner.
  4. To provide a solution

Synonym Study

  • Rejoin implies an answer, originally to a reply, now often to an objection
  • Retort suggests a reply, esp. one that is sharp or witty, provoked by a charge or criticism
  • Reply in its strictest application refers to an answer that directly or in detail satisfies a question, charge, etc.
  • Respond implies an appropriate reaction, either in words or action, made voluntarily or spontaneously to that which serves as a stimulus to respond to an appeal
  • Answer implies saying, writing, or acting in return, as required by the situation or by courtesy to answer a letter, to answer the phone