Nouns (4)

n. a nonverbal reaction; "his answer to any problem was to get drunk"; "their answer was to sue me"
n. the principal pleading by the defendant in response to plaintiff's complaint; in criminal law it consists of the defendant's plea of `guilty' or `not guilty' (or nolo contendere); in civil law it must contain denials of all allegations in the plaintiff's complaint that the defendant hopes to controvert and it can contain affirmative defenses or counterclaims
n. the speech act of replying to a question
n. [a reply to a question or request]

Verbs (15)

resolve, answer
v. understand the meaning of; "The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered"
v. give the correct answer or solution to; "answer a question"; "answer the riddle"
v. react to a stimulus or command; "The steering of my new car answers to the slightest touch"
v. respond to a signal; "answer the door"; "answer the telephone"
v. give a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument); "The defendant answered to all the charges of the prosecution"
respond, reply, answer
v. react verbally; "She didn't want to answer"; "answer the question"; "We answered that we would accept the invitation"
v. be satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of; "This may answer her needs"
v. match or correspond; "The drawing of the suspect answers to the description the victim gave"
serve, answer, do, suffice
v. be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity; "A few words would answer"; "This car suits my purpose well"; "Will $100 do?"; "A 'B' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school"; "Nothing else will serve"

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Fuzzynyms (22)

acknowledgement, acknowledgment
n. a statement acknowledging something or someone; "she must have seen him but she gave no sign of acknowledgment"; "the preface contained an acknowledgment of those who had helped her"
response, reception
n. the manner in which something is greeted; "she did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors"
n. (religion) a solemn declaration that serves the same purpose as an oath (if an oath is objectionable to the person on religious or ethical grounds)
response, reply
n. the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange; "he growled his reply"
n. (fencing) a counterattack made immediately after successfully parrying the opponents lunge
rebutter, rebuttal
n. (law) a pleading by the defendant in reply to a plaintiff's surrejoinder
n. a public declaration of your faith
n. an expression of gratitude; "he expressed his appreciation in a short note"
n. a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation; "he was overwhelmed with gratitude for their help"
receipt, acknowledge
v. report the receipt of; "The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper"
echo, repeat
v. to say again or imitate; "followers echoing the cries of their leaders"
conform to, fit, meet
v. satisfy a condition or restriction; "Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?"
function, serve
v. serve a purpose, role, or function; "The tree stump serves as a table"; "The female students served as a control group"; "This table would serve very well"; "His freedom served him well"; "The table functions as a desk"

Synonyms (2)

answer for, account
v. furnish a justifying analysis or explanation; "I can't account for the missing money"

Antonyms (5)

interrogation, query, enquiry, inquiry, question
n. an instance of questioning; "there was a question about my training"; "we made inquiries of all those who were present"


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