Meaning of ANSWER in English

ANSWER

n. 1 reply, response; rejoinder, retort, riposte, Colloq comeback The boy's answer is unprintable 2 Law defence, counter-statement, plea, explanation; Technical declaration, plea, replication, rejoinder, surrejoinder, rebutter or rebuttal, surrebutter or surrebuttal Her answer to the charge was 'Not Guilty' 3 solution, explanation Ten points were taken off because I had the wrong answer to question three

v. 4 reply, respond; retort, rejoin, riposte When I ask you a question, I expect you to answer 5 satisfy, fulfil, suffice for, meet, suit, serve, fit, fill, conform to, correlate with The bequest answered my needs for the moment 6 answer back. talk back (to) How dare you answer your father back! 7 answer for a be accountable or responsible or answerable for, be to blame for; take or undertake responsibility for; sponsor, support, guarantee I answer alone to Allah for my motives So shall my righteousness answer for me. b make amends for, atone for, suffer the consequences of Caesar was ambitious and he answered for it with his life c take or accept the blame for Andy shouldn't have to answer for his brother's shortcomings

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