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Synonyms for (noun) answer

Synonyms: answer Definition: a nonverbal reaction Usage: his answer to any problem was to get drunk; their answer was to sue me

Similar words: reaction, response Definition: a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent Usage: a bad reaction to the medicine; his responses have slowed with age

Synonyms: answer Definition: the principal pleading by the defendant in response to plaintiff's complaint; in criminal law it consists of the defendant's plea of `guilty' or `not guilty' (or nolo contendere); in civil law it must contain denials of all allegations in the plaintiff's complaint that the defendant hopes to controvert and it can contain affirmative defenses or counterclaims

Similar words: pleading Definition: (law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding

Synonyms: solution, solvent, answer, resolution, result Definition: a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem Usage: they were trying to find a peaceful solution; the answers were in the back of the book; he computed the result to four decimal places

Similar words: statement Definition: a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc Usage: according to his statement he was in London on that day

Synonyms: reply, response, answer Definition: a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation Usage: I waited several days for his answer; he wrote replies to several of his critics

Similar words: statement Definition: a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc Usage: according to his statement he was in London on that day

Synonyms: answer Definition: the speech act of replying to a question

Similar words: response, reply Definition: the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange Usage: he growled his reply

Synonyms for (verb) answer

Synonyms: resolve, answer Definition: understand the meaning of Usage: The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered

Similar words: puzzle out, figure out, lick, work, work out, solve Definition: find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of Usage: did you solve the problem?; Work out your problems with the boss; this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out; did you get it?; Did you get my meaning?; He could not work the math problem

Synonyms: answer Definition: give the correct answer or solution to Usage: answer a question; answer the riddle

Similar words: puzzle out, figure out, lick, work, work out, solve Definition: find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of Usage: did you solve the problem?; Work out your problems with the boss; this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out; did you get it?; Did you get my meaning?; He could not work the math problem

Synonyms: answer Definition: react to a stimulus or command Usage: The steering of my new car answers to the slightest touch

Similar words: respond, react Definition: show a response or a reaction to something

Synonyms: answer Definition: respond to a signal Usage: answer the door; answer the telephone

Similar words: respond, react Definition: show a response or a reaction to something

Synonyms: answer Definition: give a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument) Usage: The defendant answered to all the charges of the prosecution

Similar words: rebut, refute Definition: overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof Usage: The speaker refuted his opponent's arguments

Synonyms: answer, reply, respond Definition: react verbally Usage: She didn't want to answer; answer the question; We answered that we would accept the invitation

Similar words: tell, say, state Definition: express in words Usage: He said that he wanted to marry her; tell me what is bothering you; state your opinion; state your name

Synonyms: answer Definition: be satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of Usage: This may answer her needs

Similar words: satisfy, fill, fulfil, fulfill, meet Definition: fill or meet a want or need

Synonyms: answer Definition: match or correspond Usage: The drawing of the suspect answers to the description the victim gave

Similar words: correspond, tally, jibe, match, fit, gibe, agree, check Definition: be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics Usage: The two stories don't agree in many details; The handwriting checks with the signature on the check; The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun

Synonyms: suffice, do, answer, serve Definition: be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity Usage: A few words would answer; This car suits my purpose well; Will $100 do?; A 'B' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school; Nothing else will serve

Similar words: fulfil, fulfill, live up to, satisfy Definition: meet the requirements or expectations of

Synonyms: answer Definition: be liable or accountable Usage: She must answer for her actions

Similar words: be Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun) Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer