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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 of reply answer, reaction, response, takeWords Related to reply backlash, kickback; rebound; recoil, reflex; revulsion, rise; counterreaction, counterresponseNear Antonyms of reply 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 of reply comeback, rejoinder, replication, answer, response, retort, returnWords Related to reply back talk, banter, persiflage, repartee; acknowledgment (or acknowledgement), comment, communication, correspondence, feedback, non sequitur, observation, reaction, remark; defense, explanation, justification, plea, rebuttal, refutationNear Antonyms of reply challenge, charge, cross-examination, grilling, interrogation, interrogatory, quiz; poll, questionnaire, surveyAntonyms of reply inquiry, query, question

Synonym Discussion of reply

answer, response, reply, rejoinder, retort mean something spoken, written, or done in return. answer implies the satisfying of a question, demand, call, or need.
    • had answers to all their questions
response may imply a quick or spontaneous reaction to a person or thing that serves as a stimulus.
    • a response to the call for recruits
reply often suggests a thorough response to all issues, points, or questions raised.
    • a point-by-point reply to the accusation
rejoinder can be a response to a reply or to an objection.
    • a salesman with a quick rejoinder to every argument
retort implies a reaction to an implicit or explicit charge, criticism, or attack which contains a countercharge or counterattack.
    • she made a cutting retort to her critics

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 of reply react, respondWords Related to reply answer, return; retaliate; construe, interpret, read, take, understand; contend (with), cope (with), grapple (with), handle, manage, negotiateNear Antonyms of reply 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 of reply come back, rejoin, answer, respond, retort, return, riposteWords Related to reply acknowledge, comment, communicate, correspond, react, remark; counter, defend, deny, explain, field, rebut, refuteNear Antonyms of reply challenge, cross-examine, examine, grill, interrogate, pump, quiz; poll, query, surveyAntonyms of reply ask, inquire, question



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