Part of speech: verb

To speak or act in response to; acknowledge; reply; especially, to reply favorably; retaliate; controvert; solve, as a riddle.

Part of speech: verb

To be sufficient for; correspond to; atone for; expiate.

Part of speech: verb

To reply or respond; correspond; be sufficient.

Part of speech: verb

To be responsible; atone.

Part of speech: noun

A reply or response; refutation; retaliation; solution.

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Usage examples "answer":

  1. Hollister made no answer. - "The Hidden Places", Bertrand W. Sinclair.
  2. His first appeal to her brought the answer. - "The Valley of Decision", Edith Wharton.
  3. If she was, why did she not answer now? - "The White Sister", F. Marion Crawford.