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answer to a name

Definition of answer to a name

  1. :  to respond when called by a certain name <This dog answers to the name (of) “Rover.”> <My uncle's real name is “Edwin,” but he doesn't answer to that name. He prefers to be called “Ed.”>



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

nameplay
  1. :  a word or phrase that constitutes the distinctive designation of a person or thing

    :  a word or symbol used in logic to designate an entity

    :  a descriptive often disparaging epithet

  1. :  to give a name to :  call

    :  to mention or identify by name

    :  to accuse by name

  1. :  of, relating to, or bearing a name

    :  appearing in the name of a literary or theatrical production

    :  having an established reputation


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