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|
|Samples||I waited several days for his answer.|
He wrote replies to several of his critics.
|Narrower (hyponym)||feedback, rescript|
|2.||reply (communication) the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange|
|Samples||He 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|
|Samples||She didn't want to answer.|
Answer the question.
We answered that we would accept the invitation.
|Examples||They reply that there was a traffic accident|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----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|