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Synonyms for answer
ˈæn sər, ˈɑn-an·swer

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. answer

    A verbal answer is a return of words to something that seems to call for them, and is made to a charge as well as to a question; an answer may be even made to an unspoken implication or manifestation; see Luke v, 22. In a wider sense, anything said or done in return for some word, action, or suggestion of another may be called an answer. The blow of an enraged man, the whinny of a horse, the howling of the wind, the movement of a bolt in a lock, an echo, etc., may each be an answer to some word or movement. A reply is an unfolding, and ordinarily implies thought and intelligence. A rejoinder is strictly an answer to a reply, tho often used in the general sense of answer, but always with the implication of something more or less controversial or opposed, tho lacking the conclusiveness implied in answer; an answer, in the full sense, to a charge, an argument, or an objection is adequate, and finally refutes and disposes of it; a reply or rejoinder may be quite inadequate, so that one may say, "This reply is not an answer;" "I am ready with an answer" means far more than "I am ready with a reply." A response is accordant or harmonious, designed or adapted to carry on the thought of the words that called it forth, as the responses in a liturgical service, or to meet the wish of him who seeks it; as, the appeal for aid met a prompt and hearty response. Repartee is a prompt, witty, and commonly good-natured answer to some argument or attack; a retort may also be witty, but is severe and may be even savage in its intensity.

    rejoinder, repartee, reply, response, retort

    An answer in writing, or by word of mouth, to the question.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. answer, reply, responsenoun

    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"

    solvent, reception, solution, reply, response, resolution, reaction, result

    question, inquiry, query, enquiry, interrogation

  2. solution, answer, result, resolution, solventnoun

    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"

    closure, consequence, termination, event, reply, firmness of purpose, dissolvent, solvent, upshot, effect, firmness, response, final result, solution, result, dissolver, solving, resolve, root, dissolving agent, declaration, outcome, resolving, settlement, resolvent, resolving power, resultant, resolution, issue, resoluteness, resultant role

    interrogation, query, inquiry, enquiry, question

  3. answernoun

    the speech act of replying to a question

    result, solvent, response, reply, resolution, solution

    inquiry, query, question, enquiry, interrogation

  4. answernoun

    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

    result, solvent, response, reply, resolution, solution

    enquiry, question, interrogation, inquiry, query

  5. answerverb

    a nonverbal reaction

    "his answer to any problem was to get drunk"; "their answer was to sue me"

    result, solvent, response, reply, resolution, solution

    interrogation, query, question, inquiry, enquiry

  6. answer, reply, respondverb

    react verbally

    "She didn't want to answer"; "answer the question"; "We answered that we would accept the invitation"

    respond, reply, serve, react, do, suffice, resolve

    inquiry, interrogation, query, question, enquiry

  7. answerverb

    respond to a signal

    "answer the door"; "answer the telephone"

    respond, resolve, suffice, reply, do, serve

    inquiry, enquiry, query, interrogation, question

  8. answerverb

    give the correct answer or solution to

    "answer a question"; "answer the riddle"

    respond, resolve, suffice, reply, do, serve

    interrogation, inquiry, question, enquiry, query

  9. answer, resolveverb

    understand the meaning of

    "The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered"

    decide, dissolve, respond, settle, reply, solve, serve, purpose, adjudicate, do, conclude, break up, suffice, resolve

    enquiry, inquiry, query, question, interrogation

  10. answerverb

    give a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument)

    "The defendant answered to all the charges of the prosecution"

    respond, resolve, suffice, reply, do, serve

    query, question, enquiry, inquiry, interrogation

  11. answerverb

    be liable or accountable

    "She must answer for her actions"

    respond, resolve, suffice, reply, do, serve

    query, inquiry, question, enquiry, interrogation

  12. suffice, do, answer, serveverb

    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"

    dish up, practice, service, process, act, respond, function, behave, dish out, get along, serve up, suffice, fare, make, swear out, reply, arrange, coif, wait on, execute, manage, cause, do, coiffure, assist, help, make out, perform, attend, exercise, resolve, come, coiffe, serve well, serve, set, practise, attend to, dress, dish

    enquiry, question, inquiry, query, interrogation

  13. answerverb

    match or correspond

    "The drawing of the suspect answers to the description the victim gave"

    respond, resolve, suffice, reply, do, serve

    query, question, interrogation, enquiry, inquiry

  14. answerverb

    be satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of

    "This may answer her needs"

    respond, resolve, suffice, reply, do, serve

    enquiry, query, interrogation, inquiry, question

  15. answerverb

    react to a stimulus or command

    "The steering of my new car answers to the slightest touch"

    respond, resolve, suffice, reply, do, serve

    enquiry, inquiry, interrogation, question, query

Editors Contribution

  1. jawab

    answer is the synonym of jawab .. uttar also a synonym of jawab

    you should give this answer. this answer is very easy.

    Submitted by rinat on September 3, 2019  
  2. retorted

    Submitted by anonymous on August 16, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. answerverb

    REPLY, REJOIN, respond, say in reply, make answer

  2. answerverb

    be accountable, be responsible or liable

  3. answerverb

    correspond, be like, be similar

  4. answerverb

    do, pass, serve, be sufficient, be enough, do well enough, pass muster, be of use

  5. answerverb

    reply to, respond to, make answer to

  6. answerverb

    refute, meet by argument or explanation

  7. answerverb

    satisfy, fulfil, be suitable to, be sufficient for

  8. answernoun

    reply, response, REJOINDER, replication

  9. answernoun

    refutation, defence

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. answernoun

    reply, response, rescript, repartee, rescription, rejoinder, retort, refutation, defense, solution

  2. answerverb

    reply, respond, rejoin, retort

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  1. Abbas Milani:

    And we all know the answer to that question - it's Ayatollah Khamenei and the IRGC’s top command, i think it (prosecution of Ahmadinejad) is a political liability they just can’t afford at this time.

  2. Bernie Sanders:

    I am often asked by the media and others, 'How did it come about that Donald Trump, the most unpopular presidential candidate in the modern history of our country, won the election?' my answer is that Trump didn't win the election -- the Democratic Party lost the election.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    If you want to know how fast the time is, here is the answer: Tomorrow is already a history!

  4. Trump Jr.:

    Per the advice of my counsel, Ive been advised not to answer the specific questions about members of the intelligence community.

  5. Said Bennett:

    They do what they need to do to reach every student, and they never take a reason it cannot be done for the final answer.Her enthusiasm and willpower for these children to succeed is amazing, just like the name of her school.

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