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Synonyms for reply

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  1. replynoun

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

  2. replynoun

    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. replyverb

    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. replyverb

    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. replyverb

    replicate, answer, respond, rejoin

    ignore, drop, pretermit, pass, disregard

  2. replynoun

    answer, rejoinder, response, replication

    pass by, ignoring

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, answer, solution, response, resolution, reaction, result

  2. reply, responseverb

    the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange

    "he growled his reply"

    response, reaction, reception, answer

  3. answer, reply, respondverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. replyverb

    ANSWER, respond, REJOIN

  2. replynoun

    answer, response, replication, REJOINDER

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. replynoun

    answer, response, rejoinder, retort, repartee

  2. replyverb

    answer, respond, rejoin, retort

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How to use reply in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    An ordinary person always finds every woman to be pretty and each rich man's reply to be witty.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    When you visit France, you should go to the fancy French bar called 'Deja vu', where the serveuse might ask you: "Don't I know you?"; and you can reply: "It's a deja vu. Merci beaucoup." Au Revoir!

  3. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov:

    If the partners in the potential coalition keep asking for a set date for Assad to leave the scene, we will reply that this is against the law and against democracy.

  4. Cecilia Riddselius:

    Now, we're waiting for a reply.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Here is a good reply of a clever horse to the man who tries to ride and control it: Throwing him into the air!

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