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(1):

(n.) To speak or write in return to, as in return to a call or question, or to a speech, declaration, argument, or the like; to reply to (a question, remark, etc.); to respond to.

(2):

(n.) To respond to satisfactorily; to meet successfully by way of explanation, argument, or justification, and the like; to refute.

(3):

(n.) To be or act in return or response to.

(4):

(n.) To be or act in compliance with, in fulfillment or satisfaction of, as an order, obligation, demand; as, he answered my claim upon him; the servant answered the bell.

(5):

(n.) To render account to or for.

(6):

(n.) To atone; to be punished for.

(7):

(n.) To speak in defense against; to reply to in defense; as, to answer a charge; to answer an accusation.

(8):

(n.) To be opposite to; to face.

(9):

(n.) To be or act in accommodation, conformity, relation, or proportion to; to correspond to; to suit.

(10):

(v. i.) To speak or write by way of return (originally, to a charge), or in reply; to make response.

(11):

(v. i.) To make a satisfactory response or return.

(12):

(v. i.) To render account, or to be responsible; to be accountable; to make amends; as, the man must answer to his employer for the money intrusted to his care.

(13):

(v. i.) To be or act in return.

(14):

(v. i.) To be or act by way of compliance, fulfillment, reciprocation, or satisfaction; to serve the purpose; as, gypsum answers as a manure on some soils.

(15):

(v. i.) To be opposite, or to act in opposition.

(16):

(v. i.) To be or act as an equivalent, or as adequate or sufficient; as, a very few will answer.

(17):

(v. i.) To be or act in conformity, or by way of accommodation, correspondence, relation, or proportion; to conform; to correspond; to suit; - usually with to.

(18):

(n.) A reply to a change; a defense.

(19):

(n.) Something said or written in reply to a question, a call, an argument, an address, or the like; a reply.

(20):

(n.) Something done in return for, or in consequence of, something else; a responsive action.

(21):

(n.) To be or act an equivalent to, or as adequate or sufficient for; to serve for; to repay.

(22):

(n.) A counter-statement of facts in a course of pleadings; a confutation of what the other party has alleged; a responsive declaration by a witness in reply to a question. In Equity, it is the usual form of defense to the complainant's charges in his bill.

(23):

(n.) A solution, the result of a mathematical operation; as, the answer to a problem.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Answer'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/a/answer.html. 1828.

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