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  • a nonverbal reaction
    • his answer to any problem was to get drunk
    • their answer was to sue me
  • 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
  • the speech act of replying to a question
  • a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
    • 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
  • a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation
    • I waited several days for his answer
    • he wrote replies to several of his critics
  • react to a stimulus or command
    • The steering of my new car answers to the slightest touch
  • be satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of
    • This may answer her needs
  • match or correspond
    • The drawing of the suspect answers to the description the victim gave
  • be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity
    • 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
  • be liable or accountable
    • She must answer for her actions
  • give a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument)
    • The defendant answered to all the charges of the prosecution
  • understand the meaning of
    • The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered
  • give the correct answer or solution to
    • answer a question
    • answer the riddle
  • respond to a signal
    • answer the door
    • answer the telephone
  • react verbally
    • She didn't want to answer
    • answer the question
    • We answered that we would accept the invitation
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