answer for (something)
Definition of answer for (something)
1 : to take responsibility for (something) I can't answer for their safety. The company will have to answer for any damage done by its employees.
2 : to be punished for (something) He must answer for his crimes.
3 US : to be used or serve as (something) The old bucket answered for a sink.
Word by Word Definitions
: something spoken or written in reply to a question
: a correct response
: a reply to a legal charge or suit : plea
: to speak or write in reply
: to be or make oneself responsible or accountable
: to make amends : atone
: some indeterminate or unspecified thing
: a person or thing of consequence
: one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different
: in some degree : somewhat
: used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective
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