HyperDic: reply

English > 3 senses of the word reply:
VERBcommunicationreply, answer, respondreact verbally
NOUNcommunicationreply, answer, responsea statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation
communicationreply, responsethe speech act of continuing a conversational exchange
reply > pronunciation
Soundsrihplay'; riyplay'
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English > reply: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation.
Synonymsanswer, 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
Verbsreplyreact verbally
English > reply: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningThe speech act of continuing a conversational exchange.
Example"he growled his reply"
Synonymresponse
NarroweranswerThe speech act of replying to a question
counterblastA vigorous and unrestrained / unrestrained response
echoA reply that repeats what has just been said
non sequiturA reply that has no relevance to what preceded it
rejoinder, retort, return, riposte, replication, comeback, counterA quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
Broaderspeech actThe use of language to perform some act
Spanishcontestación, respuesta
Catalancontesta, resposta
Verbsreplyreact verbally
English > reply: 3 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningReact verbally.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE; Somebody ----s to somebody
ModelThey reply that there was a traffic accident
Synonymsanswer, 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
Nounsreplythe speech act of continuing a conversational exchange
replya statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation

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