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1. answer

verb. ['ˈænsɝ'] react verbally.

Synonyms

  • come back
  • sass
  • call back
  • state
  • field
  • repay
  • retort
  • riposte
  • tell
  • rejoin
  • reply
  • bridle
  • return
  • counter
  • say

Antonyms

  • neutral
  • positive
  • devoice
  • voice

Etymology

  • answere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • answeren (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Answer

  • anticancer
  • financer
  • enhancer
  • advancer
  • prancer
  • pancer
  • mansur
  • mansour
  • manser
  • lanser
  • lancer
  • ganser
  • danser
  • dancer
  • cancer

How do you pronounce answer?

Pronounce answer as ˈænsər.

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Sentences with answer


1. Noun, singular or mass
The answer to this question directly relates to the function of the hardware.

2. Verb, base form
It’s important to answer all of the questions honestly.

3. Adjective, comparative
The student would choose whichever answer choice was red, since the first two shared the same color.

Quotes about answer


1. A lot of people, to attack an outspoken atheist, one of the things they'll do is say, 'You are as bad as the fundamentalist Christians.' And my answer is always, 'I hope so.'
- Penn Jillette

2. I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer
- Douglas Adams

3. The secret of my success is a two word answer: Know people.
- Harvey S. Firestone

2. answer

noun. ['ˈænsɝ'] a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem.

Synonyms

  • solvent
  • statement
  • result
  • resolution
  • solution

Antonyms

  • action
  • inactiveness
  • unemployment
  • maturity

Etymology

  • answere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • answeren (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. answer

noun. ['ˈænsɝ'] a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation.

Synonyms

  • rescript
  • feedback
  • reply
  • response

Antonyms

  • motion
  • inaction
  • dystopia
  • heterozygosity

Etymology

  • answere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • answeren (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. answer

noun. ['ˈænsɝ'] the speech act of replying to a question.

Synonyms

  • reply
  • defense
  • response
  • refutation
  • defence

Antonyms

  • immaturity
  • order
  • being
  • union

Etymology

  • answere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • answeren (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. answer

verb. ['ˈænsɝ'] give the correct answer or solution to.

Synonyms

  • solve
  • puzzle out
  • work
  • work out
  • figure out

Antonyms

  • motionlessness
  • disorder
  • employment
  • solid

Etymology

  • answere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • answeren (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. answer

verb. ['ˈænsɝ'] respond to a signal.

Synonyms

  • react

Antonyms

  • ground stroke
  • volley

Etymology

  • answere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • answeren (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. answer

verb. ['ˈænsɝ'] understand the meaning of.

Synonyms

  • resolve
  • solve
  • puzzle out
  • work
  • work out
  • figure out

Antonyms

  • nonbeing
  • activeness
  • utopia
  • perfection

Etymology

  • answere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • answeren (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. answer

verb. ['ˈænsɝ'] give a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument).

Synonyms

  • rebut

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • outgo

Etymology

  • answere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • answeren (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. answer

verb. ['ˈænsɝ'] be satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of.

Synonyms

  • fill
  • meet
  • fulfil
  • satisfy

Antonyms

  • discontinue
  • malfunction
  • idle
  • disconnect

Etymology

  • answere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • answeren (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. answer

noun. ['ˈænsɝ'] a nonverbal reaction.

Synonyms

  • response

Antonyms

  • refuse
  • refrain

Etymology

  • answere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • answeren (Middle English (1100-1500))
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