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1 action or behavior that is done in return to other action or behavior
  • I asked what was wrong, and in reply she handed me the letter.
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2 something spoken or written in reaction especially to a question
  • I look forward to your reply to my request.
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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

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1 to act or behave in response (as to a stimulus or influence)
  • Anna replied to the news that she had won the scholarship by jumping around the room and cheering.
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2 to speak or write in reaction to a question or to another reaction
  • Please reply to my question at your earliest convenience.
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