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.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
It is the duty of a court to prevent new matter from being introduced into the prosecution or defense, but a prisoner may urge in his defense mitigating circumstances, or examine witnesses as to character or services, and produce testimonials of such facts, without its being considered new matter. If any point of law be raised, or any matter requiring explanation, the judge-advocate may explain. No other reply to be admitted.—Hough.
To create a form of communication.
They did give a reply to the message they got when they got a moment.Submitted by MaryC on January 11, 2020
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
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
I didn't get a reply.
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!
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Translations for reply
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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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