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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 classic literature ?
SOCRATES: And if he similarly asked what colour is, and you answered whiteness, and the questioner rejoined, Would you say that whiteness is colour or a colour?
Try and answer. Suppose that when a person asked you this question either about figure or colour, you were to reply, Man, I do not understand what you want, or know what you are saying; he would look rather astonished and say: Do you not understand that I am looking for the 'simile in multis'?
"I haven't," Aynesworth answered. "I've a commission to do."
"I will wait," Aynesworth answered, taking up a paper.
Bethink thee, therefore, noble Cedric, and you also, gallant Athelstane, what crimes you have committed in the flesh; for this very day will ye be called to answer at a higher tribunal.''
``I am ready,'' answered Athelstane, ``to stand the worst of their malice, and shall walk to my death with as much composure as ever I did to my dinner.''
When they attacked the working class, he always retorted, "The pot calling the kettle black; that is no answer to the charge that your own face is dirty." And to one and all he said: "Why have you not answered the charge that your class has mismanaged?
"This, then, is our answer. We have no words to waste on you.
"Reginald," she said, "you are like the whirlwind - and how can I answer you in five minutes!"
"Not one moment," he answered. "Yes - now, this instant - or I go!"
"Good!" I answered. "I will come now; but first I would run to my own place to see how it goes with Macropha, my wife.
"That is not the king's command, Mopo," they answered. "His word is that you should stand before him at once."
In less than a half hour, at least twenty people passed and Pinocchio begged of each one, but they all answered:
"I cannot tell them things which I do not know myself," she answered, frowning.
"He's a brick," Trent answered. "We've been in some queer scrapes together - I've lots of messages for you!