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answer
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 23
1. To speak in defense against; to reply to in defense; as, to answer a charge; to answer an accusation.
3. To respond to satisfactorily; to meet successfully by way of explanation, argument, or justification, and the like; to refute.
7. To atone; to be punished for.
10. To be or act in accommodation, conformity, relation, or proportion to; to correspond to; to suit.
11. A reply to a change; a defense.
13. Something done in return for, or in consequence of, something else; a responsive action.
14. A solution, the result of a mathematical operation; as, the answer to a problem.
15. A counter- statement of facts in a course of pleadings; a confutation of what the other party has alleged; a responsive declaration by a witness in reply to a question. In Equity, it is the usual form of defense to the complainant's charges in his bill.
Part of Speech: verb
5. To be or act by way of compliance, fulfillment, reciprocation, or satisfaction; to serve the purpose; as, gypsum answers as a manure on some soils.
7. To be or act as an equivalent, or as adequate or sufficient; as, a very few will answer.
8. To be or act in conformity, or by way of accommodation, correspondence, relation, or proportion; to conform; to correspond; to suit; - usually with to.
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