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Something that is said, written, or done as a reaction to a question, statement, or situation
“His answer was heavy on verbosity, yet failed to address any of the points raised.”
A defense against an accusation
“Do you have an answer to the allegations being leveled against you?”
A solution to a problem or dilemma
“There may be situations where the answer may not be entirely obvious.”
To say or write as a reaction
“In response to the question, she would answer by providing as much detail as possible.”
To be suitable for fulfilling or satisfying a need
“Throughout most of history, crude forms of fuel would answer the world's energy needs.”
To speak in defense against
“The men appeared in court today to answer charges of disorderly conduct.”
To be accountable or responsible to
“I answer directly to the manager of my department.”
To find an answer for through reasoning
“Bilbo sometimes found it hard to answer Gollum's riddles.”
To correspond to specified features or characteristics
“We have found two men who answer the description given to us of the suspects.”
To respond to a telecommunications call
“My phone is ringing and I need to answer it.”
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