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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

There are many people who feel that it is useless and futile to continue talking about peace and non-violence against a government whose only reply is savage attacks on an unarmed and defenceless people.
Nelson Mandela

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, 'You're tearing up the grass'; 'We're not raising grass,' Dad would reply. 'We're raising boys.'
Harmon Killebrew

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

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

To the dumb question, 'Why me?' the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply, 'Why not?'
Christopher Hitchens
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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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