HyperDic: answer

English > 15 senses of the word answer:
VERBcommunicationanswer, reply, respondreact verbally
cognitionanswerrespond to a signal
cognitionanswergive the correct answer or solution to
cognitionanswer, resolveunderstand the meaning / meaning of
communicationanswergive a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument)
stativeanswerbe liable or accountable
stativeanswer, suffice, do, servebe sufficient
stativeanswermatch or correspond
consumptionanswerbe satisfactory for
cognitionanswerreact to a stimulus or command
NOUNcommunicationanswer, reply, responsea statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation
communicationanswer, solution, result, resolution, solventa statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
communicationanswerthe speech act of replying to a question
communicationanswerthe principal pleading by the defendant in response to plaintiff's complaint
actanswera nonverbal reaction
answer > pronunciation
Soundsae'nser
RhymesAcer ... Wurlitzer: 99 rhymes with ser...
English > answer: 15 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation.
Example"I waited several days for his answer"
Synonymsreply, response
Narrowerfeedbackresponse to an inquiry or experiment / experiment
rescriptA reply by a Pope to an inquiry concerning a point of law or morality
BroaderstatementA message that is stated or declared
Spanishcontestación, dictamen, respuesta
Catalancontesta, resposta
Verbsanswerreact verbally
English > answer: 15 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem.
Example "the answers were in the back of the book"
Synonymssolution, result, resolution, solvent
NarrowerdenouementThe final resolution of the main complication / complication of a literary or dramatic work
BroaderstatementA message that is stated or declared
Spanishresolución, respuesta, resultado, solución, solvente
Catalanresolució, resposta, resultat, solució
Verbsanswergive the correct answer or solution to
English > answer: 15 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningThe speech act of replying to a question.
NarrowerUrim and Thummimlots thrown to determine God's answers to yes-no questions
refutation, defense, defenceThe speech act of answering an attack on your assertions
Broaderreply, responseThe speech act of continuing a conversational exchange
Oppositequestion, inquiry, enquiry, query, interrogationAn instance of questioning
Spanishcontestación
Verbsanswerreact verbally
English > answer: 15 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningThe principal pleading by the defendant in response to plaintiff's complaint; in criminal law it consists of the defendant's plea of 'guilty' or 'not guilty'(or nolo contendere); in civil law it must contain denials of all allegations in the plaintiff's complaint that the defendant hopes to controvert and it can contain affirmative defenses or counterclaims.
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Narrowerevasive answer(law) an answer by a defendant that fails to admit or deny the allegations set forth in the complaint / complaint
nolo contendere, non vult(law) an answer of 'no contest' by a defendant who does not admit guilt but that subjects / subjects him to conviction
plea(law) a defendant's answer by a factual matter (as distinguished from a demurrer)
Broaderpleading(law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding
Verbsanswergive a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument)
English > answer: 15 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningA nonverbal reaction.
Examples
  • "his answer to any problem was to get drunk"
  • "their answer was to sue me"
Broaderreaction, responseA bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent
Spanishrespuesta
Verbsanswerrespond to a signal
answerreact to a stimulus or command
English > answer: 15 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningReact verbally.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE; Somebody ----s to somebody
ModelThey answer that there was a traffic accident
Examples
  • "She didn't want to answer"
  • "answer the question"
  • "We answered that we would accept the invitation"
Synonymsreply, respond
Entailed byfeed backrespond to a query or outcome
Narrowerbridlerespond to the reins, as of horses
call backReturn or repeat a telephone call
counterspeak in response
fieldanswer adequately or successfully
retort, come back, repay, return, riposte, rejoinanswer back
sassanswer back in an impudent / impudent or insolent manner
Broaderstate, say, tellExpress in words / words
Spanishcontestar, reaccionar, repetir, replicar, responder
Catalancontestar, reaccionar, replicar, respondre
Nounsanswerthe speech act of replying to a question
answera statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation
answerersomeone who responds
English > answer: 15 senses > verb 2, cognition
Meaningrespond to a signal.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "answer the door"
  • "answer the telephone"
Broaderreact, respondshow a response or a reaction to something
Spanishcontestar
Nounsanswera nonverbal reaction
English > answer: 15 senses > verb 3, cognition
MeaningGive the correct answer or solution to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "answer a question"
  • "answer the riddle"
Broadersolve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, workFind the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning / meaning of
Spanishcontestar, responder
Catalancontestar, respondre
Nounsanswera statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
English > answer: 15 senses > verb 4, cognition
Meaningunderstand the meaning / meaning of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered"
Synonymresolve
Broadersolve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, workFind the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning / meaning of
Spanishcomprender, resolverse
Catalanésser resolt
Adjectivesanswerablecapable of being answered
English > answer: 15 senses > verb 5, communication
MeaningGive a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument).
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The defendant answered to all the charges of the prosecution"
Broaderrefute, rebutoverthrow by argument, evidence, or proof
Spanishresponder
Catalanrespondre
Nounsanswerthe principal pleading by the defendant in response to plaintiff's complaint
English > answer: 15 senses > verb 6, stative
MeaningBe liable or accountable.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"She must answer for her actions"
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
English > answer: 15 senses > verb 7, stative
MeaningBe sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"A few words would answer"
Synonymssuffice, do, serve
Narrowergo a long waysuffice or be adequate for a while or to a certain extent
go aroundBe sufficient
qualify, measure upprove capable or fit
serve, functionServe a purpose, role, or function
tide over, bridge over, keep goingsuffice for a period between two points
Broadersatisfy, fulfill, fulfil, live up toMeet the requirements or expectations of
Spanishbastar
Catalanbastar
English > answer: 15 senses > verb 8, stative
Meaningmatch or correspond.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Something ----s something
Example"The drawing of the suspect answers to the description the victim gave"
Broadermatch, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agreesatisfy a condition or restriction
Spanishcorresponder, obedecer
English > answer: 15 senses > verb 9, consumption
MeaningBe satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"This may answer her needs"
Broaderfit, conform to, meet, satisfy, fill, fulfill, fulfilFill or meet a want or need
Spanishresponder
English > answer: 15 senses > verb 10, cognition
Meaningreact to a stimulus or command.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"The steering of my new car answers to the slightest touch"
Broaderreact, respondshow a response or a reaction to something
Spanishresponder
Nounsanswera nonverbal reaction

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