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Synonyms for response
rɪˈspɒnsre·sponse

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 WordNet1.7 / 6 votes

  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 Synonymes4.0 / 2 votes

  1. responsenoun

    Synonyms:
    answer, reply, replication, REJOINDER

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. responsenoun

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

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How to use response in a sentence?

  1. Andrew Grulich:

    The speed and magnitude of response was remarkable.

  2. Goushi Kataoka:

    I don't think the BOJ needs to take additional monetary easing steps now in response to the coronavirus outbreak. We need to first look at how serious the impact from the outbreak would be.

  3. Steven Lamm:

    The trick is learning how to condition or compartmentalize your response.

  4. Diana Winston:

    It's helpful with stress-related physical conditions, it can impact blood pressure, it can boost the immune system, it can improve the healing response.

  5. Barack Obama:

    We are not well served when, in response to a terrorist attack, we descend into fear and panic, we don't make good decisions if it's based on hysteria or an exaggeration of risks.


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