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Noun
Something that is said, written, or done as a reaction to a question, statement, or situation
“His answer was heavy on verbosity, yet failed to address any of the points raised.”
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A defense against an accusation
“Do you have an answer to the allegations being leveled against you?”
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A solution to a problem or dilemma
“There may be situations where the answer may not be entirely obvious.”
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A reason or explanation given to justify a fault or offense
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Something that provides a means of understanding or achieving something
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An explanation of, or the act of explaining, something
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A sound or sounds caused by the reflection of sound waves from a surface back to the listener
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The action of showing that one has noticed someone or something
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A person or thing that is equal to or corresponds with another
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A person or thing that is one's choice to go to (for some purpose)
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A written, typed, or printed communication
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The final say or remark in a discussion, debate or argument
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Guidance, response, or foreshadowing
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The inference of particular instances by reference to a general law or principle
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A chance or possibility for progress or profit
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To say or write as a reaction
“In response to the question, she would answer by providing as much detail as possible.”
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To be suitable for fulfilling or satisfying a need
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“Throughout most of history, crude forms of fuel would answer the world's energy needs.”
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To speak in defense against
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“The men appeared in court today to answer charges of disorderly conduct.”
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To be accountable or responsible to (someone)
“I answer directly to the manager of my department.”
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To arrive at an answer through logic
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“Bilbo sometimes found it hard to answer Gollum's riddles.”
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To correspond to specified features or characteristics
“We have found two men who answer the description given to us of the suspects.”
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To respond to a telecommunications call
“My phone is ringing, and I need to answer it.”
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To agree or correspond exactly
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(respond to) To speak or write in reaction to a question, or to another reaction
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To be adequate or enough for a given task or purpose
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To fill in its entirety
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To make amends for an offense, crime or sin one has committed
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To incur the negative consequences of one's deeds or decisions
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To resolve (a contest, decision, problem or dispute)
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To attend to an incoming call on one's phone
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(without object) To say something in order to convey information or to express a feeling
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