answer, reply, response(noun)
a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation
"I waited several days for his answer"; "he wrote replies to several of his critics"
the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange
"he growled his reply"
answer, reply, respond(verb)
"She didn't want to answer"; "answer the question"; "We answered that we would accept the invitation"
A written or spoken response; part of a conversation.
Something given in reply.
To give a written or spoken response, especially to a question, request, accusation or criticism; to answer.
To act or gesture in response.
Johnabella replied to Partario's insult with a slap to his face.
To repeat something back; to echo.
Origin: The verb derives, via the replier, from the replico, from re + plico; the noun derives from the verb by verbalisation.
to make a return in words or writing; to respond; to answer
to answer a defendant's plea
figuratively, to do something in return for something done; as, to reply to a signal; to reply to the fire of a battery
to return for an answer
that which is said, written, or done in answer to what is said, written, or done by another; an answer; a response
The reply is a response by plaintiff to defendant's answer. A reply occurs only when defendant has asserted a counterclaim or the court has ordered a reply. It is important to keep in mind that "plaintiff" in this context may also refer to an impleaded party. So, if a defendant impleads a party, this new party is the third-party defendant and the original defendant is the third-party plaintiff. The third-party plaintiff must file a complaint on the third-party defendant, who then must answer. The court may order a reply to this third-party defendant's answer.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rē-plī′, v.t. to fold back: to answer.—v.i. to make response: to meet an attack, as to reply to the enemy's fire—(law) to a defendant's plea.—n. an answer: the power of answering: a counter-attack: (mus.) the answer of a figure.—ns. Rep′licant; Replicā′tion, a reply: repetition: (law) the plaintiff's answer to a plea.—adj. Replicā′tive. [O. Fr. replier—L. replicāre, re-, back, plicāre, to fold.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'Reply' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3276
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Reply' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3408
Rank popularity for the word 'Reply' in Nouns Frequency: #1215
Rank popularity for the word 'Reply' in Verbs Frequency: #282
The numerical value of Reply in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Reply in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of Reply in a Sentence
Now, we're waiting for a reply.
Smile is a good reply to the dark world.
You better f-----g reply to me or I will f-----g kill you.
It is ok if you talk to a rock, but it is not ok if you expect any reply!
Nigalidze would promptly reply to my moves and then literally run to the toilet.
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- رد, أجاب, إجابة, جوابArabic
- odpověď, odepsat, odpovědětCzech
- svar, besvarelse, besvare, svare, genmæleDanish
- Antwort, antworten, erwidern, EntgegnungGerman
- responder, repetir, respuestaSpanish
- vastaus, palauttaa, vastataFinnish
- réponse, répondreFrench
- freagair, freagairtIrish
- freagair, freagairtScottish Gaelic
- freggyr, freggyrtManx
- जवाब देना, जवाब, उत्तर देनाHindi
- felel, válaszolHungarian
- risposta, rispondere, replicaItalian
- 返事, 返答, 回答, 返信, 答える, 答えJapanese
- وهڵام دان, وهڵامKurdish
- одговор, одговараMacedonian
- antwoorden, antwoord, respons, beantwoordenDutch
- svar, svareNorwegian
- odpowiedzieć, odpowiadaćPolish
- resposta, responder, repetirPortuguese
- ответ, ответить, отвечатьRussian
- svara, besvaraSwedish
- розповідати, розповістиUkrainian
- جواب, جواب دیناUrdu
- trả lời, hồi đáp, hồi âmVietnamese
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