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