answer [an-ser, ahn-] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||verb|
|Synonyms:||acknowledge, answer back, argue, back at you, back talk, be in touch, claim, comeback, contest, counterclaim, defend, deny, disprove, dispute, echo, explain, feedback, field the question, get back at, get back to, give a snappy comeback, parry, plead, rebut, refute, rejoin, remark, resolve, respond, retaliate, retort, return, sass, say, settle, shoot back, solve, squelch, talk back, top*|
|Notes:||an answer is something said, written, or done in return; a reply is an answer that satisfies a detail in a question|
answer, response, reply, replication, riposte, rejoinder, surrejoinder, rebutter, surrebutter, retort, repartee; rescript, rescription; antiphon, antiphony; acknowledgment; password; echo; counter statement., discovery; solution (explanation); rationale (cause); clue (indication)., Oedipus; oracle; return (record).
answering; responsive, respondent; conclusive.
because (cause); on the scent, on the right scent.
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