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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.


Synonymsresponse


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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