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Definitions of reply

  1. a statement ( either spoken or written) that is made in 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"
  2. reply or respond to; " She didn't want to answer"; " answer the question"; " We answered that we would accept the invitation"
  3. the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange; " he growled his reply"
  4. To make a return in words or writing; to respond; to answer.
  5. To answer a defendant's plea.
  6. Figuratively, to do something in return for something done; as, to reply to a signal; to reply to the fire of a battery.
  7. To return for an answer.
  8. That which is said, written, or done in answer to what is said, written, or done by another; an answer; a response.
  9. Something spoken, written, or done in return for something that calls for it; an answer; a response.
  10. To say or write something in answer; rejoin; to do something in return for something; respond.
  11. To say in answer.
  12. Replied.
  13. Replying.
  14. To answer:- pa. t. and pa. p. replied.
  15. An answer.
  16. Replier.
  17. To answer; respond.
  18. To say or do in return; make a reply; answer.
  19. That which is said, written, or done, in answer; a book or pamphlet written in reply to another. See Replica.
  20. To make answer in words or writing; to answer in any way; to answer a defendant's plea.
  21. To make a return in words or in writing to something which has been said or written by another; to answer; to respond.
  22. An answer; that which is said or written in answer to another.
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Usage examples for reply

  1. And Kurt's my first name," was the reply. – The Desert of Wheat by Zane Grey
  2. Her son did not reply. – Pelle the Conqueror, Vol. 2 by Martin Anderson Nexo
  3. The poor child did not reply. – Maximina by Armando Palacio Valdés
  4. How will we reply? – An Interpretation of Friends Worship by N. Jean Toomer
  5. Sir John did not reply, however. – The Squire's Daughter by Silas K(itto) Hocking
  6. Higginbotham started to reply, but Frank had an idea. – The Radio Boys with the Revenue Guards by Gerald Breckenridge
  7. " Not alone for him," was the reply. – Mrs. Falchion, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  8. Reply to your friend! – Adventures of a Young Naturalist by Lucien Biart
  9. " And I guess you can do more for me than any one of them," Lucas made quiet reply. – The Knave of Diamonds by Ethel May Dell
  10. " Oh, I don't know," was Ted's reply. – Ted and the Telephone by Sara Ware Bassett
  11. There is no reply to make. – A Woman's Experience in the Great War by Louise Mack
  12. " Jasper Titus," was the reply. – A Fool and His Money by George Barr McCutcheon
  13. " Yes, I am sure I may," was the reply. – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn
  14. " Course I am," came the reply. – The Strange Cabin on Catamount Island by Lawrence J. Leslie
  15. You may write, she said, and I will reply. – A Rock in the Baltic by Robert Barr
  16. " I am sorry to say I do not," was the reply. – Umboo, the Elephant by Howard R. Garis
  17. She did not wait for me to reply. – Kent Knowles: Quahaug by Joseph C. Lincoln
  18. " Of course I would," was the reply. – The-Life-of-Phineas-T-Barnum by Benton, Joel
  19. The mother made no reply. – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  20. Ganimard made no reply. – The Confessions of Arsène Lupin by Maurice Leblanc
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