Answer and Ask


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Answer verb – To speak or write in reaction to a question or to another reaction.
Usage example: didn't answer right away when the detective asked him where he'd been for the last three hours

Ask is an antonym for answer in topics: reply, solve.
Nearby Words: answered, answering, answerable, answerer, answerback
Antonyms for Answer


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Ask verb – To put a question or questions to.
Usage example: my coworkers asked me all about my trip to Machu Picchu

Answer is an antonym for ask in topics: inquire, request, question, invite.
Nearby Words: asked, asking
Antonyms for Ask
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Common collocations

name answer name ask name
series answer series ask series
time answer time ask time
question answer question ask question
Other nouns: way, riddle, fans, questions.
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