Answer and Reply


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Answer noun – Something spoken or written in reaction especially to a question.
Usage example: the standard answer of “Fine, thank you” when asked, “How are you?”

Reply is a synonym for answer in response topic. In some cases you can use "Reply" instead the word "Answer" as a noun or a verb, when it comes to topics like speech, ask, acknowledgement, retort. popular alternative
Nearby Words: answered, answering, answerable, answerer, answerback
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Reply noun – Action or behavior that is done in return to other action or behavior.
Usage example: decided the best reply to a wrongful discharge from employment was a lawsuit claiming discrimination

Answer is a synonym for reply in response topic. You can use "Answer" instead the word "Reply" as a noun or a verb, if it concerns topics such as speech, ask, acknowledgement, retort. popular alternative
Nearby Words: replied, replying
Synonyms for Reply

How words are described

long long answer long reply
usual usual answer usual reply
common common answer common reply
right right answer right reply
Other adjectives: original, correct, reasonable, proper, accurate, obvious, simple, sarcastic, actual, real, wrong, dishonest, bad, quick, immediate, vague, general, bizarre.

Common collocations

part answer part reply part
time answer time reply time
hell answer hell reply hell
whatever answer whatever reply whatever

Both words in one sentence

  • Fan Fic / Co Op Mode Word of God: On the threads, both Faria and Harper actively reply and answer the readers' questions, which leads to a very active fanbase.
  • Schrödinger's Question It reverses causality: instead of your reply being based on the correct answer, the correct answer is based on your reply.
  • Spider-Man's reply is along the lines "If you have to ask, you will never know the answer."
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