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Overview of verb answer

The verb answer has 10 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (63) answer, reply, respond

(react verbally; "She didn't want to answer"; "answer the question"; "We answered that we would accept the invitation")

2. (7) answer

(respond to a signal; "answer the door"; "answer the telephone")

3. (7) answer

(give the correct answer or solution to; "answer a question"; "answer the riddle")

4. (5) answer, resolve

(understand the meaning of; "The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered")

5. (4) answer

(give a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument); "The defendant answered to all the charges of the prosecution")

6. answer

(be liable or accountable; "She must answer for her actions")

7. 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")

8. answer

(match or correspond; "The drawing of the suspect answers to the description the victim gave")

9. answer

(be satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of; "This may answer her needs")

10. answer

(react to a stimulus or command; "The steering of my new car answers to the slightest touch")

Overview of adj answering

The adj answering has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) answering, respondent

(replying; "an answering glance"; "an answering smile") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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