answer for (something)

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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.

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“Answer for (something).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/answer%20for%20%28something%29. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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