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Synonyms for answer
ˈæn sər, ˈɑn-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. answer, reply, response(noun)

    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    question, inquiry, query, enquiry, interrogation

  2. solution, answer, result, resolution, solvent(noun)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    interrogation, query, inquiry, enquiry, question

  3. answer(noun)

    the speech act of replying to a question

    Synonyms:
    result, solvent, response, reply, resolution, solution

    Antonyms:
    inquiry, query, question, enquiry, interrogation

  4. answer(noun)

    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

    Synonyms:
    result, solvent, response, reply, resolution, solution

    Antonyms:
    enquiry, question, interrogation, inquiry, query

  5. answer(verb)

    a nonverbal reaction

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

    Synonyms:
    result, solvent, response, reply, resolution, solution

    Antonyms:
    interrogation, query, question, inquiry, enquiry

  6. answer, reply, respond(verb)

    react verbally

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

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

    Antonyms:
    inquiry, interrogation, query, question, enquiry

  7. answer(verb)

    respond to a signal

    "answer the door"; "answer the telephone"

    Synonyms:
    respond, resolve, suffice, reply, do, serve

    Antonyms:
    inquiry, enquiry, query, interrogation, question

  8. answer(verb)

    give the correct answer or solution to

    "answer a question"; "answer the riddle"

    Synonyms:
    respond, resolve, suffice, reply, do, serve

    Antonyms:
    interrogation, inquiry, question, enquiry, query

  9. answer, resolve(verb)

    understand the meaning of

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

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

    Antonyms:
    enquiry, inquiry, query, question, interrogation

  10. answer(verb)

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

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

    Synonyms:
    respond, resolve, suffice, reply, do, serve

    Antonyms:
    query, question, enquiry, inquiry, interrogation

  11. answer(verb)

    be liable or accountable

    "She must answer for her actions"

    Synonyms:
    respond, resolve, suffice, reply, do, serve

    Antonyms:
    query, inquiry, question, enquiry, interrogation

  12. suffice, do, answer, serve(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    enquiry, question, inquiry, query, interrogation

  13. answer(verb)

    match or correspond

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

    Synonyms:
    respond, resolve, suffice, reply, do, serve

    Antonyms:
    query, question, interrogation, enquiry, inquiry

  14. answer(verb)

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

    "This may answer her needs"

    Synonyms:
    respond, resolve, suffice, reply, do, serve

    Antonyms:
    enquiry, query, interrogation, inquiry, question

  15. answer(verb)

    react to a stimulus or command

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

    Synonyms:
    respond, resolve, suffice, reply, do, serve

    Antonyms:
    enquiry, inquiry, interrogation, question, query

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.

    Synonyms:
    rejoinder, repartee, reply, response, retort

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. answer

    Synonyms:
    reply, response, counter-argument, confutation, acceptance, tally, counterpart, solution, vindication, apology, exculpation, defense, rejoinder, repartee, retort

    Antonyms:
    challenge, question, defiance, summons, interrogation, query

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. answer(v. n.)

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

  2. answer(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be accountable, be responsible or liable

  3. answer(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    correspond, be like, be similar

  4. answer(v. n.)

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

  5. answer(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    reply to, respond to, make answer to

  6. answer(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    refute, meet by argument or explanation

  7. answer(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    satisfy, fulfil, be suitable to, be sufficient for

  8. answer(n.)

    Synonyms:
    reply, response, REJOINDER, replication

  9. answer(n.)

    Synonyms:
    refutation, defence

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