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response

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  1. 1 action or behavior that is done in return to other action or behavior my response to my first boxing defeat was to train even harder Synonyms of response answer, reply, reaction, takeWords Related to response backlash, kickback; rebound; recoil, reflex; revulsion, rise; counterreaction, counterresponseNear Antonyms of response action, behavior; cause, effect

  2. 2 something spoken or written in reaction especially to a question the real estate office's unhelpful response to my question about what houses in the area are renting for Synonyms of response comeback, rejoinder, replication, reply, answer, retort, returnWords Related to response 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 response challenge, charge, cross-examination, grilling, interrogation, interrogatory, quiz; poll, questionnaire, surveyAntonyms of response inquiry, query, question

Synonym Discussion of response

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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