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Definitions of answer:
  • noun:   a nonverbal reaction
    Example: "His answer to any problem was to get drunk"
  • noun:   the principle 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
  • noun:   a statement (either spoken or written) that is made in reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation
    Example: "I waited several days for his answer"
  • noun:   the speech act of replying to a question
  • noun:   a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
    Example: "The answers were in the back of the book"
  • verb:   match or correspond
    Example: "The drawing of the suspect answers to the description the victim gave"
  • verb:   be liable or accountable
    Example: "She must answer for her actions"
  • verb:   understand the meaning of
    Example: "The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered"
  • verb:   give the correct answer or solution to
    Example: "Answer a question"
  • verb:   react to a stimulus or command
    Example: "The steering of my new car answers to the slightest touch"
  • verb:   respond to a signal
    Example: "Answer the door"
  • verb:   give a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument)
    Example: "The defendant answered to all the charges of the prosecution"
  • verb:   reply or respond to
    Example: "She didn't want to answer"
  • verb:   be satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of
    Example: "This may answer her needs"
  • verb:   be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity
    Example: "A few words would answer"

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