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reply

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of reply

  1. 1 action or behavior that is done in return to other action or behavior <decided the best reply to a wrongful discharge from employment was a lawsuit claiming discrimination> Synonyms answer, reaction, response, takeRelated Words backlash, kickback; rebound; recoil, reflex; revulsion, rise; counterreaction, counterresponseNear Antonyms action, behavior; cause, effect

  2. 2 something spoken or written in reaction especially to a question <I look forward to your reply to my request> Synonyms comeback, rejoinder, replication, answer, response, retort, returnRelated Words back talk, banter, persiflage, repartee; acknowledgment (or acknowledgement), comment, communication, correspondence, feedback, non sequitur, observation, reaction, remark; defense, explanation, justification, plea, rebuttal, refutationNear Antonyms challenge, charge, cross-examination, grilling, interrogation, interrogatory, quiz; poll, questionnaire, surveyAntonyms inquiry, query, question




reply

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of reply

  1. 1 to act or behave in response (as to a stimulus or influence) <replied to the news that she had won the scholarship by jumping around the room and cheering> Synonyms react, respondRelated Words answer, return; retaliate; construe, interpret, read, take, understand; contend (with), cope (with), grapple (with), handle, manage, negotiateNear Antonyms act, behave; affect, cause, draw, effect

  2. 2 to speak or write in reaction to a question or to another reaction <please reply to my question at your earliest convenience> Synonyms come back, rejoin, answer, respond, retort, return, riposteRelated Words acknowledge, comment, communicate, correspond, react, remark; counter, defend, deny, explain, field, rebut, refuteNear Antonyms challenge, cross-examine, examine, grill, interrogate, pump, quiz; poll, query, surveyAntonyms ask, inquire, question





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