Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
Display options for sense: (gloss) "an example sentence"
- S: (n) answer, reply, response (a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation) "I waited several days for his answer"; "he wrote replies to several of his critics"
- S: (n) solution, answer, result, resolution, solvent (a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem) "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"
- S: (n) answer (the speech act of replying to a question)
- S: (n) answer (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)
- S: (n) answer (a nonverbal reaction) "his answer to any problem was to get drunk"; "their answer was to sue me"
- S: (v) answer, reply, respond (react verbally) "She didn't want to answer"; "answer the question"; "We answered that we would accept the invitation"
- S: (v) answer (respond to a signal) "answer the door"; "answer the telephone"
- S: (v) answer (give the correct answer or solution to) "answer a question"; "answer the riddle"
- S: (v) answer, resolve (understand the meaning of) "The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered"
- S: (v) answer (give a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument)) "The defendant answered to all the charges of the prosecution"
- S: (v) answer (be liable or accountable) "She must answer for her actions"
- S: (v) suffice, do, answer, serve (be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity) "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"
- S: (v) answer (match or correspond) "The drawing of the suspect answers to the description the victim gave"
- S: (v) answer (be satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of) "This may answer her needs"
- S: (v) answer (react to a stimulus or command) "The steering of my new car answers to the slightest touch"