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reply

re·ply

reply

 
 
pronunciation:
rih plaI
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: replied, replies, replying
definition 1: to express an answer in words or writing.
I received his letter last week, but I haven't replied to it yet.
synonyms:
answer, respond
similar words:
rejoin, retort, return, riposte
definition 2: to respond or react in some fashion.
He replied with a nod of his head.
synonyms:
answer
similar words:
counter, react, respond, retort
definition 3: to echo a sound.
We shouted, and the canyon replied.
similar words:
echo
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to respond, as to a question.
She replied that she had never seen the man in the photograph.
synonyms:
answer, respond
similar words:
counter, rejoin, retort
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: replies
definition 1: an answer or response expressed in words or writing.
I asked her a question, but she made no reply.
synonyms:
answer, response, return
similar words:
acknowledgment
definition 2: an action or gesture in response to something.
His angry reply was to stomp out of the room, slamming the door behind him.When the ship's crew saw the signal from the shore, they raised a flag in reply.
synonyms:
answer, reaction, response
similar words:
acknowledgment
derivation: replier (n.)