answer [an-ser, ahn-] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Synonyms:||acknowledgment, antiphon, back talk, backcap, band-aid, close, comeback, comment, cooler, counterclaim, crack, defense, disclosure, echo, elucidation, explanation, feedback, guff, interpretation, justification, key, lip, observation, parting shot, pay dirt, plea, quick fix, rebuttal, refutation, rejoinder, remark, repartee, report, resolution, response, result, retort, return, rhetorical question, riposte, sign, solution, statement, thank-you note, the ticket, topper, vindication, wisecrack|
|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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