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Synonyms for reply

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Wiktionary2.0 / 4 votes

  1. replyverb

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

  2. replyverb

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

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

  3. replyverb

    Something given in reply.

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

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

  4. replyverb

    To repeat something back; to echo.

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

English Synonyms and Antonyms3.5 / 2 votes

  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 Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  1. replyverb

    replicate, answer, respond, rejoin

    ignore, drop, pretermit, pass, disregard

  2. replynoun

    answer, rejoinder, response, replication

    pass by, ignoring

Princeton's WordNet2.0 / 4 votes

  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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Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. answer backverb

    to hear back from someone or something

    she waited patiently for them to answer back.

    Submitted by bbc4081 on March 18, 2023  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. replyverb

    ANSWER, respond, REJOIN

  2. replynoun

    answer, response, replication, REJOINDER

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. replynoun

    answer, response, rejoinder, retort, repartee

  2. replyverb

    answer, respond, rejoin, retort

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  3. Sergey Beskrestnov:

    People then reply :' It is not an operating system, it is real,' and the player can't believe it is real.

  4. Joe Biden:

    With his words and his actions, President Trump has indicted himself. By obstructing justice, refusing to reply with a congressional inquiry, he's already convicted himself, in full view of the world and the American people, Donald Trump has violated his oath of office, betrayed this nation and committed impeachable acts.

  5. 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.

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