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Synonyms for answer

acknowledge

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pick up

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fit

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defend yourself against

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defence

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answer for something: be responsible for

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  • be responsible for
  • be to blame for
  • be liable for
  • be accountable for
  • take the rap for
  • be answerable for
  • be chargeable for

answer for something: pay for

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  • pay for
  • suffer for
  • atone for
  • make amends for

answer someone back

answer to someone

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  • be responsible to
  • obey
  • work under
  • be ruled by
  • be managed by
  • be subordinate to
  • be accountable to
  • be answerable to

Synonyms for answer

something spoken or written in return, as to a question or demand

something worked out to explain, resolve, or provide a method for dealing with and settling a problem

to speak or act in response, as to a question

to meet a need or requirement

to supply fully or completely

Synonyms for answer

a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation

a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem

the principal pleading by the defendant in response to plaintiff's complaint

a nonverbal reaction

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respond to a signal

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give the correct answer or solution to

understand the meaning of

give a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument)

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be liable or accountable

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match or correspond

be satisfactory for

react to a stimulus or command

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References in periodicals archive ?
I suppose being young and confident and playing for England at 17, I wasn't bothered about upsetting him or answering back.
BILLIE THOMSON has always let her horses do the talking on the track and now they are answering back from the comfort of their own stables.
Books of that sort, says Lurie, "recommended--even celebrated--daydreaming, disobedience, answering back, running away from home, and concealing one's private thoughts and feelings from unsympathetic grown-ups.
The correct response to your man's comments must always be `Whatever you think' - answering back is a complete no no.
At night Daddy-O's elves gather under the stars to watch a faded print of The Sound of Music, singing along and answering back the dialogue a la The Rocky Horror Picture Show.