Definition of answer for (something)
- I can't answer for their safety.
- The company will have to answer for any damage done by its employees.
- He must answer for his crimes.
- The old bucket answered for a sink.
: 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
: some indeterminate amount more than a specified number
: a person or thing of consequence
: in some degree : somewhat
used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective
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