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Synonyms for response
rɪˈspɒnsre·sponse

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. response

    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:
    answer, rejoinder, repartee, reply, retort

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. responsenoun

    a result

    "this situation developed in response to events in Africa"

    Synonyms:
    reaction, reply, reception, answer

  2. reaction, responsenoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    reply, chemical reaction, reaction, reception, answer

  3. 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"

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

  4. reception, responsenoun

    the manner in which something is greeted

    "she did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors"

    Synonyms:
    reaction, receipt, reply, reception, answer

  5. responsenoun

    a phrase recited or sung by the congregation following a versicle by the priest or minister

    Synonyms:
    reaction, reply, reception, answer

  6. reply, responsenoun

    the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange

    "he growled his reply"

    Synonyms:
    reaction, reply, reception, answer

  7. responsenoun

    the manner in which an electrical or mechanical device responds to an input signal or a range of input signals

    Synonyms:
    reaction, reply, reception, answer

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. responsenoun

    Synonyms:
    answer, reply, replication, REJOINDER

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. responsenoun

    Synonyms:
    reply, answer, rejoinder, retort, repartee, antiphon, antiphone, antiphony

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How to use response in a sentence?

  1. Laurence Tubiana:

    When you look at the emergency and you see the level of the response, of course I cannot be happy, the golden nugget I see is this group of countries, companies and cities.

  2. August Fons:

    If you’re struggling with a new infant, and you’re unable to take care of that baby, the best response is to find somebody that can help you at a designated safe haven.

  3. Democratic House:

    In response to the President's assessment of a deficit in the oil market, King Salman affirmed that the Kingdom maintains a two million barrel per day spare capacity, which it will prudently use if and when necessary to ensure market balance and stability, and in coordination with its producer partners, to respond to any eventuality.

  4. Ted Cruz:

    I understood that my recounting in my book A Time for Truth the threats he made in the 2009 Texas Attorney General race—and the disparaging remarks he made about President George H.W. Bush—would cause him some discomfort, but I never imagined that his response would be a straight-out falsehood. It's disappointing; this is why people are so cynical about politics, because too many people are willing to lie.

  5. Jeremy Farrar:

    You can't overrespond in this scenario, but the vaccine must be seen in the context of an overarching public health response. Critically that means early diagnosis, early isolation, safe burials and understanding the social context. The vaccine can only be a part of the solution.


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