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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
reply (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
a) to respond in words or writing
b) - echo resound
c) to make a legal - replication
2.
transitive verb
to do something in response , specifically to return gunfire or an attack to give as an answer
reply (noun)
1.
something said, written, or done in answer or response
2.
- replication answer
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
reply (noun)
1.
action or behavior that is done in return to other action or behavior
SYNONIMS:
answer, reply, response, take
RELATED WORDS:
backlash, kickback; rebound; recoil, reflex; revulsion, rise; counterreaction, counterresponse
NEAR ANTONYMS:
action, behavior; cause, effect
reply (noun)
2.
something spoken or written in reaction especially to a question
SYNONIMS:
comeback, rejoinder, replication, reply, response, retort, return
RELATED WORDS:
back talk, banter, persiflage, repartee; acknowledgment ( acknowledgement), comment, communication, correspondence, feedback, non sequitur, observation, reaction, remark; defense, explanation, justification, plea, rebuttal, refutation
NEAR ANTONYMS:
challenge, charge, cross-examination, grilling, interrogation, interrogatory, quiz; poll, questionnaire, survey
inquiry, query, question
reply (verb)
1.
to act or behave in response (as to a stimulus or influence)
SYNONIMS:
reply, respond
RELATED WORDS:
answer, return; retaliate; construe, interpret, read, take, understand; contend (with), cope (with), grapple (with), handle, manage, negotiate
NEAR ANTONYMS:
act, behave; affect, cause, draw, effect
reply (verb)
2.
to speak or write in reaction to a question or to another reaction
SYNONIMS:
come back, rejoin, reply, respond, retort, return, riposte
RELATED WORDS:
acknowledge, comment, communicate, correspond, react, remark; counter, defend, deny, explain, field, rebut, refute
NEAR ANTONYMS:
challenge, cross-examine, examine, grill, interrogate, pump, quiz; poll, query, survey
ask, inquire, question
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