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answer (n):
a nonverbal reaction
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his answer to any problem was to get drunk.
their answer was to sue me
answer (n):
a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation
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I waited several days for his answer.
he wrote replies to several of his critics

Related Words: reply
answer (n):
the principal pleading by the defendant in response to plaintiff's complaint; in criminal law it consists of the defendant's plea of `guilty' or `not guilty' (or nolo contendere); in civil law it must contain denials of all allegations in the plaintiff's complaint that the defendant hopes to controvert and it can contain affirmative defenses or counterclaims
answer (n):
a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
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they were trying to find a peaceful solution.
the answers were in the back of the book.
he computed the result to four decimal places

Related Words: solvent
answer (n):
the speech act of replying to a question
answer (v):
understand the meaning of
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The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered
answer (v):
give the correct answer or solution to
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answer a question.
answer the riddle
answer (v):
react to a stimulus or command
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The steering of my new car answers to the slightest touch
answer (v):
respond to a signal
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answer the door.
answer the telephone
answer (v):
give a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument)
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The defendant answered to all the charges of the prosecution
answer (v):
react verbally
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She didn't want to answer.
answer the question.
We answered that we would accept the invitation

Related Words: replyrespond
answer (v):
be satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of
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This may answer her needs
answer (v):
match or correspond
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The drawing of the suspect answers to the description the victim gave
answer (v):
be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity
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A few words would answer.
This car suits my purpose well.
Will $100 do?
A 'B' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school.
Nothing else will serve

Related Word: suffice
answer (v):
be liable or accountable
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She must answer for her actions
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If the shoe fits, wear it

Yarası olan gocunur
If a description applies to you, then accept it. If something belongs or pertains to you, accept it


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