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Definition of Reply


  1. To make a return in words or writing; to respond; to answer.
  2. To answer a defendant's plea.
  3. Figuratively, to do something in return for something done; as, to reply to a signal; to reply to the fire of a battery.
  4. To return for an answer.
  5. That which is said, written, or done in answer to what is said, written, or done by another; an answer; a response.

Reply Quotations

A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.

On every birthday, I ask my wife, 'What would you like this year?' and her instant reply is, 'Diamonds! Diamonds! Diamonds!' I'm always living in hope that one day she'll say she just wants me!
Akshay Kumar

Of-course we did, but we didn't reply because we knew once this leaks the others will scatter, so in the few days we moved quickly before the press got hold of it. The press did get hold of it a few days later, we nabbed, we were able to get 15, the others got away.
Lee Kuan Yew

There are many times when a woman will ask another girl friend how she likes her new hat. She will reply, 'Fine,' but slap her hand to her forehead the minute the girl leaves to yipe, 'What a horror!'
Marilyn Monroe

Listen with the intent to understand, not the intent to reply.
Stephen Covey
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Reply Translations

reply in Afrikaans is antwoord
reply in Danish is svar, svare
reply in Dutch is antwoorden, antwoorden op
reply in Finnish is vastata
reply in German is antwort, Antwort {f}, antworten
reply in Latin is respondeo respondi responsum, refero
reply in Norwegian is svare
reply in Portuguese is responder, resposta
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