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answer to (someone)

Definition of answer to (someone)

  1. :  to be required to explain one's actions to (someone) <He has to answer to a tough boss.>



Word by Word Definitions

answerplay
  1. :  something spoken or written in reply to a question

    :  a correct response

    :  a reply to a legal charge or suit :  plea

  1. :  to speak or write in reply

    :  to be or make oneself responsible or accountable

    :  to make amends :  atone

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody


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