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English noun: reply

1. reply (communication) a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation

SamplesI waited several days for his answer.
He wrote replies to several of his critics.

Synonymsanswer, response

Broader (hypernym)statement

Narrower (hyponym)feedback, rescript

2. reply (communication) the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange

SamplesHe growled his reply.


Broader (hypernym)speech act

Narrower (hyponym)answer, comeback, counter, counterblast, echo, non sequitur, rejoinder, replication, retort, return, riposte

English verb: reply

1. reply (communication) react verbally

SamplesShe didn't want to answer.
Answer the question.
We answered that we would accept the invitation.

ExamplesThey reply that there was a traffic accident

Synonymsanswer, respond

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE.
Somebody ----s to somebody

Broader (hypernym)say, state, tell

Narrower (hyponym)bridle, call back, come back, counter, field, rejoin, repay, retort, return, riposte, sass

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