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There are 15 meanings of the word Answer.

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Answer - as a noun

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

Example: "I waited several days for his answer"

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

Example: "They were trying to find a peaceful solution"

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The speech act of replying to a question

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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

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A nonverbal reaction

Example: "His answer to any problem was to get drunk"

Answer - as a verb

React verbally

Example: "She didn't want to answer"

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Respond to a signal

Example: "Answer the door"

Give the correct answer or solution to

Example: "Answer a question"

Understand the meaning of

Example: "The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered"

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

Example: "The defendant answered to all the charges of the prosecution"

Be liable or accountable

Example: "She must answer for her actions"

Be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity

Example: "A few words would answer"

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fulfil12fulfill13live up tosatisfy13
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Match or correspond

Example: "The drawing of the suspect answers to the description the victim gave"

Be satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of

Example: "This may answer her needs"

React to a stimulus or command

Example: "The steering of my new car answers to the slightest touch"

Example Sentences

"She wrote her name and the date at the top of the answer sheet."
"I couldn't find the answer to that question in the textbook."
"Please provide a detailed answer to the essay prompt."
"I'll give you the answer to the riddle tomorrow."
"His answer to my proposal was a resounding yes."
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Word Game Points

Is ANSWER a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, answer is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

ANSWER has a SCRABBLE points total of 9.

Is ANSWER a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, answer is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
ANSWER has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 10.

Is ANSWER a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, answer is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
ANSWER has a WORDFEUD points total of 9.

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