answer to (someone)

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of answer to (someone)

: to be required to explain one's actions to (someone)
  • He has to answer to a tough boss.

Word by Word Definitions

answer play
  1. : something spoken or written in reply to a question

  2. : a correct response

  3. : a reply to a legal charge or suit : plea

  1. : to speak or write in reply

  2. : to be or make oneself responsible or accountable

  3. : to make amends : atone

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody


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