English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
An answer in writing, or by word of mouth, to the question.
"this situation developed in response to events in Africa"
a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent
"a bad reaction to the medicine"; "his responses have slowed with age"
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"
the manner in which something is greeted
"she did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors"
a phrase recited or sung by the congregation following a versicle by the priest or minister
the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange
"he growled his reply"
the manner in which an electrical or mechanical device responds to an input signal or a range of input signals
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How to use response in a sentence?
It has betrayed our trust a little to be honest, but we can’t let one incident change what we do, the response online and from our fans has been amazing.
The continued increase in cases this past week reflects the complex reality of conducting an effective outbreak response in a geographically difficult area with a highly fluid population, intermittent attacks by armed groups, and limited healthcare infrastructure.
At the end of the day, no military assets were ever moving toward Benghazi, but for the bravery of a few Americans and the unexpected response of Qaddafi’s underground militia … there would have been an even greater loss of life that night.
The difference of response between the EU and U.S. has allowed VW to run a two-horse race.
The message is that those who spread misinformation about the conflict or the plan are not going to get away with it anymore, if you lie or deceive to try to shape public opinion, were not going to let you do that without a response. We are in the midst of educating, and in some cases, re-educating people.
Translations for response
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- odpověď, reagování, reakce, odpovídání, odezvaCzech
- 解答, 答えJapanese
- respons, gerak balasMalay
- antwoorden, antwoord, responsDutch
- svar, responsSwedish
- phản ứngVietnamese
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