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answer

an·swer

answer

 
 
pronunciation:
aen sr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a reply.
I want an answer to my question.
synonyms:
reply, response
similar words:
acknowledgment
definition 2: an action in response.
His answer was to walk out the door.
synonyms:
reply
similar words:
acknowledgment, reaction
definition 3: the solution to a problem.
Cats were often the answer to the problem of a mouse in the house.The answer for these dirty old walls is a new coat of paint.
synonyms:
solution
similar words:
explanation, interpretation
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: answered, answering, answers
definition 1: to reply in words or with an action.
Tina answered, but no one heard her.
synonyms:
respond
similar words:
counter, react, reply
definition 2: to be responsible to (someone).
You're not my boss; I don't have to answer to you.
similar words:
obey
definition 3: to fit; agree with or match (usually followed by "to").
He answers to that description.
definition 4: to respond or reply to.
Why won't someone answer me?
similar words:
acknowledge
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