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reply

re·ply

reply

 
 
pronunciation:
rih plaI
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: replied, replies, replying
definition 1: to give an answer in words or writing.
Did you reply to your cousin's letter?
synonyms:
answer, respond
similar words:
return
definition 2: to answer or respond in some way.
He replied with a shake of his head.
synonyms:
answer
similar words:
counter, react, respond
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: replies
definition 1: an answer in words or writing.
I asked her a question, but she made no reply.
synonyms:
answer, response
similar words:
acknowledgment
definition 2: an action or motion in response to something.
When the ship's crew saw the signal from the shore, they raised a flag in reply.
synonyms:
answer, reaction
similar words:
acknowledgment
derivation: replier (n.)