Meaning of Answer

Meaning of Answer

Noun: answer
A statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation
Example 1:”I waited several days for his answer”
A statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
Example 2:”the answers were in the back of the book”
The speech act of replying to a question
(law) 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
A nonverbal reaction
Example 3:”his answer to any problem was to get drunk”; “their answer was to sue me”
React verbally
Example 1:”answer the question”; “We answered that we would accept the invitation”; “She didn’t want to answer”
Respond to a signal
Example 2:”answer the door”; “answer the telephone”
Give the correct answer or solution to
Example 3:”answer a question”; “answer the riddle”
Understand the meaning of
Example 4:”The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered”
Give a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument)
Example 5:”The defendant answered to all the charges of the prosecution”
Be liable or accountable
Example 6:”She must answer for her actions”
Be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity
Example 7:”A few words would answer”
Match or correspond
Example 8:”The drawing of the suspect answers to the description the victim gave”
Be satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of
Example 9:”This may answer her needs”
React to a stimulus or command
Example 10:”The steering of my new car answers to the slightest touch”



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