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Synonyms for reply

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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"

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

  2. reply, response(verb)

    the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange

    "he growled his reply"

    response, reaction, reception, answer

  3. answer, reply, respond(verb)

    react verbally

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

    respond, answer, serve, react, do, suffice, resolve


  1. reply(noun)

    comeback, retort, reaction, riposte, answer, account, rejoinder, response, return, rejoin, react, counter, revert, follow up, respond, answer back, get back to

  2. reply(noun)

    To give a written or spoken response, especially to a question, request, accusation or criticism; to answer.

    answer, reaction, account, retort, comeback, return, response, riposte, rejoinder, react, get back to, answer back, respond, rejoin, counter, revert, follow up

  3. reply(verb)

    To act or gesture in response.

    Johnabella replied to Partario's insult with a slap to his face.

    reaction, riposte, comeback, response, account, retort, return, rejoinder, answer, answer back, revert, counter, respond, follow up, react, rejoin, get back to

  4. reply(verb)

    To repeat something back; to echo.

    revert, respond, answer back, follow up, rejoin, return, get back to, retort, answer, counter, react

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reply

    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.

    answer, rejoinder, repartee, response, retort

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reply(v)

    replicate, answer, respond, rejoin

    ignore, drop, pretermit, pass, disregard

  2. reply(n)

    answer, rejoinder, response, replication

    pass by, ignoring

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. reply(v. n.)

    ANSWER, respond, REJOIN

  2. reply(n.)

    answer, response, replication, REJOINDER

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. reply(n)

    answer, response, rejoinder, retort, repartee

  2. reply(v)

    answer, respond, rejoin, retort

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How to use reply in a sentence?

  1. Wanda Cinema:

    The company is actively coordinating and preparing a reply and will provide supplementary information to perfect the proposal.

  2. Sophie Turner:

    I pour him drinks, I give him his alcohol. I give him tequila shots, hell test me and be like, What time is it? and then Ill reply from the kitchen, Shot time, and bring him a shot of tequila.

  3. Tigran Petrosian:

    Nigalidze would promptly reply to my moves and then literally run to the toilet, i noticed that he would always visit the same toilet partition, which was strange, since two other partitions weren’t occupied.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    If the option given to the population in an online poll is only between 'A' and 'B', then the right answer is usually 'C' and when it is between 'YES' and 'NO', the correct reply is 'NONE' often.

  5. Knowlton Thomas:

    Be available. If it’s a good pitch, you’re going to get a reply back, but news gets stale fast, so you have to be prepared to handle follow-ups promptly.

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