Meaning of ANSWER in English

n. 25B6; noun

her answer was unequivocal : REPLY, response, rejoinder, reaction; retort, riposte; informal comeback.

the answer is 150 : SOLUTION, key.

a new filter is the answer : SOLUTION, remedy, way out.


25B6; verb

Steve was about to answer : REPLY, respond, make a rejoinder, rejoin; retort, riposte.

he has yet to answer the charges : REBUT, refute, defend oneself against.

a man answering this description : MATCH, fit, correspond to, be similar to.

we're trying to answer the needs of our audience : SATISFY, meet, fulfil, fill, measure up to.

I answer to the Commissioner : REPORT, work for/under, be subordinate, be accountable, be answerable, be responsible.

25A0; answer someone back RESPOND CHEEKILY TO, be cheeky to, be impertinent to, talk back to, cheek; N. Amer. informal sass.

25A0; answer for

he will answer for his crime : PAY FOR, be punished for, suffer for; make amends for, make reparation for, atone for.

the government has a lot to answer for : BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR, be responsible for, be liable for, take the blame for; informal take the rap for.

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