1. 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"
  2. 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"
  3. The speech act of replying to a question (synset 107215187)
  4. 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)
  5. A nonverbal reaction (synset 101237517)
    "his answer to any problem was to get drunk"; "their answer was to sue me"
  1. React verbally (synset 200817348)
    "She didn't want to answer"; "answer the question"; "We answered that we would accept the invitation"
  2. Respond to a signal (synset 200721514)
    "answer the door"; "answer the telephone"
  3. Give the correct answer or solution to (synset 200637941)
    "answer a question"; "answer the riddle"
  4. Understand the meaning of (synset 200637185)
    "The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered"
  5. Give a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument) (synset 200816833)
    "The defendant answered to all the charges of the prosecution"
  6. Be liable or accountable (synset 202751892)
    "She must answer for her actions"
  7. Be sufficient;
    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"
  8. Match or correspond (synset 202664648)
    "The drawing of the suspect answers to the description the victim gave"
  9. Be satisfactory for;
    Meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of (synset 201186429)
    "This may answer her needs"
  10. React to a stimulus or command (synset 200720232)
    "The steering of my new car answers to the slightest touch"

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