A statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation (synset 106758700)
"I waited several days for his answer"; "he wrote replies to several of his critics"hypernym: statement - a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etchyponym:
A statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem (synset 106756201)
"they were trying to find a peaceful solution"; "the answers were in the back of the book"; "he computed the result to four decimal places"hypernym: statement - a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etchyponym: denouement - the final resolution of the main complication of a literary or dramatic work
- The speech act of replying to a question (synset 107215187)
The principal pleading by the defendant in response to plaintiff's complaint;
In criminal law it consists of the defendant's plea of `guilty' or `not guilty' (or nolo contendere);
In civil law it must contain denials of all allegations in the plaintiff's complaint that the defendant hopes to controvert and it can contain affirmative defenses or counterclaims (synset 106572245)hypernym: pleading - (law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceedinghyponym:
- evasive answer - (law) an answer by a defendant that fails to admit or deny the allegations set forth in the complaint
- nolo contendere, non vult - (law) an answer of `no contest' by a defendant who does not admit guilt but that subjects him to conviction
- plea - (law) a defendant's answer by a factual matter (as distinguished from a demurrer)
A nonverbal reaction (synset 101237517)
"his answer to any problem was to get drunk"; "their answer was to sue me"
React verbally (synset 200817348)
"She didn't want to answer"; "answer the question"; "We answered that we would accept the invitation"hyponym:
Respond to a signal (synset 200721514)
"answer the door"; "answer the telephone"
Give the correct answer or solution to (synset 200637941)
"answer a question"; "answer the riddle"
Understand the meaning of (synset 200637185)
"The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered"hypernym: figure out, lick, puzzle out, solve, work, work out - find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning ofsynonym: resolve
Give a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument) (synset 200816833)
"The defendant answered to all the charges of the prosecution"
Be liable or accountable (synset 202751892)
"She must answer for her actions"hypernym: be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
Be adequate, either in quality or quantity (synset 202675578)"A few words would answer"; "This car suits my purpose well"; "Will $100 do?"; "A `B' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school"; "Nothing else will serve"hyponym:
Match or correspond (synset 202664648)
"The drawing of the suspect answers to the description the victim gave"
Be satisfactory for;
Meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of (synset 201186429)"This may answer her needs"
React to a stimulus or command (synset 200720232)
"The steering of my new car answers to the slightest touch"
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