Meaning of ANSWER in English

I. noun see: ante- Date: before 12th century 1. something spoken or written in reply to a question, a correct response , a reply to a legal charge or suit ; plea , something done in response or reaction , a solution of a problem , one that imitates, matches, or corresponds to another , Synonyms: see: ~ II. verb (~ed; ~ing) Date: before 12th century intransitive verb to speak or write in reply, 2. to be or make oneself responsible or accountable , to make amends ; atone , to be in conformity or correspondence , to act in response to an action performed elsewhere or by another , to be adequate ; serve , transitive verb 1. to speak or write in reply to , to say or write by way of reply , to reply to in rebuttal, justification, or explanation , 3. to correspond to , to be adequate or usable for ; fulfill , to atone for, to act in response to , to offer a solution for, ~er noun

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