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Definition of Answer

Answer

  1. To speak in defense against; to reply to in defense; as, to answer a charge; to answer an accusation.
  2. To speak or write in return to, as in return to a call or question, or to a speech, declaration, argument, or the like; to reply to (a question, remark, etc.); to respond to.
  3. To respond to satisfactorily; to meet successfully by way of explanation, argument, or justification, and the like; to refute.
  4. To be or act in return or response to.
  5. To be or act in compliance with, in fulfillment or satisfaction of, as an order, obligation, demand; as, he answered my claim upon him; the servant answered the bell.
  6. To render account to or for.
  7. To atone; to be punished for.
  8. To be opposite to; to face.
  9. To be or act an equivalent to, or as adequate or sufficient for; to serve for; to repay.
  10. To be or act in accommodation, conformity, relation, or proportion to; to correspond to; to suit.
  11. To speak or write by way of return (originally, to a charge), or in reply; to make response.
  12. To make a satisfactory response or return.
  13. To render account, or to be responsible; to be accountable; to make amends; as, the man must answer to his employer for the money intrusted to his care.
  14. To be or act in return.
  15. To be or act by way of compliance, fulfillment, reciprocation, or satisfaction; to serve the purpose; as, gypsum answers as a manure on some soils.
  16. To be opposite, or to act in opposition.
  17. To be or act as an equivalent, or as adequate or sufficient; as, a very few will answer.
  18. To be or act in conformity, or by way of accommodation, correspondence, relation, or proportion; to conform; to correspond; to suit; -- usually with to.
  19. A reply to a change; a defense.
  20. Something said or written in reply to a question, a call, an argument, an address, or the like; a reply.
  21. Something done in return for, or in consequence of, something else; a responsive action.
  22. A solution, the result of a mathematical operation; as, the answer to a problem.
  23. A counter-statement of facts in a course of pleadings; a confutation of what the other party has alleged; a responsive declaration by a witness in reply to a question. In Equity, it is the usual form of defense to the complainant's charges in his bill.

Answer Quotations

For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
Steve Jobs

The best part about being alone is that you really don't have to answer to anybody. You do what you want.
Justin Timberlake

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
Bruce Lee

Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
Denis Waitley

On one hand, we know that everything happens for a reason, and there are no mistakes or coincidences. On the other hand, we learn that we can never give up, knowing that with the right tools and energy, we can reverse any decree or karma. So, which is it? Let the Light decide, or never give up? The answer is: both.
Yehuda Berg
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Answer Translations

answer in Afrikaans is beantwoord, antwoord
answer in Danish is svar, svare
answer in Dutch is antwoorden, antwoorden op
answer in Finnish is vastata
answer in Latin is refero
answer in Norwegian is svare
answer in Portuguese is responder, resposta
answer in Spanish is contestar, contestar, respuesta, contestacion
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