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answer

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of answer

  1. 1 something spoken or written in reaction especially to a question <the standard answer of “Fine, thank you” when asked, “How are you?”> Synonyms comeback, rejoinder, replication, reply, response, retort, return Related Words back talk, banter, persiflage, repartee; acknowledgment (or 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 Antonyms inquiry, query, question

  2. 2 something attained by mental effort and especially by computation <the answers to the odd-numbered problems are at the back of the book> Synonyms result, solution Related Words conclusion, determination, explanation, finding; clue, key

  3. 3 action or behavior that is done in return to other action or behavior <a cold stare was her withering answer to that gratuitous insult> Synonyms reaction, reply, response, takeRelated Words backlash, kickback; rebound; recoil, reflex; revulsion, rise; counterreaction, counterresponseNear Antonyms action, behavior; cause, effect




answer

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of answer

  1. 1 to speak or write in reaction to a question or to another reaction <didn't answer right away when the detective asked him where he'd been for the last three hours> Synonyms 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 Antonyms ask, inquire, question

  2. 2 to be in agreement on every point <sorry, I haven't seen anyone answering to that description> Synonyms accord, agree, check, chord, cohere, coincide, comport, conform, consist, correspond, dovetail, fit, go, harmonize, jibe, rhyme (also rime), sort, square, tallyRelated Words equal, match, parallel; align (also aline), line up, registerNear Antonyms contradict, dispute, gainsay; negate, nullify; clash, conflict, jarAntonyms differ (from), disagree (with)

  3. 3 to do what is required by the terms of <I don't have a box cutter as such, but will this knife answer the purpose?> Synonyms fulfill, complete, comply (with), fill, keep, meet, redeem, satisfyRelated Words conclude, consummate, finalize, finish, perfect; accomplish, achieve, bring about, bring off, carry out, effect; commit, compass, discharge, execute, follow through (with), make, performNear Antonyms default (on); disregard, forget, ignore, neglect, overlook, overpass, pass over, slightAntonyms breach, break, transgress, violate

  4. 4 to find an answer for through reasoning <try to answer this riddle> Synonyms solve, break, crack, dope (out), figure out, puzzle (out), resolve, riddle (out), unravel, unriddle, work, work outRelated Words conclude, decide, deduce, gather, infer, judge, reason; clear (up), iron out, straighten (out), unscramble, untangle, untie; assume, conjecture, divine, guess, presume, speculate; decipher, decode




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