Know Your Next Word : answer

4. answer :

verb & noun :

1. a spoken or written reply or response to a question, request, letter, etc.

2. a correct response to a question asked to test one's knowledge

3. an equivalent or approximation

4. to speak or write in response : to make answer : to reply

5. to be or declare oneself responsible or accountable (usually followed by for)

6. to be satisfactory or serve (usually followed by for)

usage :

  • He sent an answer to my letter promptly.

  • The answer was a volley of fire.

  • He answered with a nod.

  • The champion answered with a right to the jaw.

  • The prisoner answered to the description issued by the police.

  • We answered their goal with two quick goals of our own.

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