reply – a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to 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”
statement – a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; “according to his statement he was in London on that day”
rescript – a reply by a Pope to an inquiry concerning a point of law or morality
feedback – response to an inquiry or experiment
reply – the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange; “he growled his reply”
counterblast – a vigorous and unrestrained response; “her tirade provoked a counterblast from her husband”
speech act – the use of language to perform some act
non sequitur – a reply that has no relevance to what preceded it
echo – a reply that repeats what has just been said
answer – the speech act of replying to a question
reply – react verbally; “She didn’t want to answer”; “answer the question”; “We answered that we would accept the invitation”
call back – return or repeat a telephone call; “I am busy right now–can you call back in an hour?”; “She left a message but the contractor never called back”
counter – speak in response; “He countered with some very persuasive arguments”
field – answer adequately or successfully; “The lawyer fielded all questions from the press”
sass – answer back in an impudent or insolent manner; “don’t sass me!”; “The teacher punished the students who were sassing all morning”;
say. state. tell – express in words; “He said that he wanted to marry her”; “tell me what is bothering you”; “state your opinion”; “state your name”
bridle – respond to the reins, as of horses
(= spoken or written answer ) réponse f
I called out but there was no reply J’ai appelé mais il n’y a pas eu de réponse.
there’s no reply (on telephone) ça ne répond pas
a reply to sth une réponse à qch
I haven’t had a reply to my request for information Je n’ai pas eu de réponse à ma demande d’information.
in reply to sth en réponse à qch
I am writing in reply to your recent letter Je vous écris en réponse à votre dernière lettre.
(= give answer ) répondre
I wrote to her, but she didn’t reply Je lui ai écrit mais elle n’a pas répondu.
to reply to sb/sth répondre à qn/qch
vt to reply (to somebody) that … (jdm) antworten. dass …
to answer. `I don’t know,’ he replied; Should I reply to his letter?; She replied that she had never seen the man before; She replied by shrugging her shoulders. antwoord يُجيب على أو عَن отговарям responder odpovědět erwiedern svare απαντώ responder vastama پاسخ دادن؛ واکنش نشان دادن vastata répondre לַעֲנוֹת जवाब देना, बदले में कुछ करना odgovoriti, uzvratiti válaszol menjawab svara rispondere 答える 대답하다 atsakyti atbildēt menjawab antwoorden svare. besvare odpowiedzieć ځواب وركول، ځواب ويل responder a răspunde, a replica отвечать odpovedať odgovoriti odgovoriti svara, genmäla ตอบ cevap vermek 回答 відповідати جواب دینا đáp lại 回答
1. an answer. `I don’t know,’ was his reply; I’ll write a reply to his letter. antwoord جَواب отговор resposta odpověď die Erwiederung svar απάντηση. απόκριση respuesta vastus پاسخ دادن؛ جواب دادن vastaus réponse תשובה जवाब odgovor válasz jawaban svar risposta 答え 대답 atsakymas atbilde jawapan antwoord svar odpowiedź ځواب وركول resposta răspuns ответ odpoveď odgovor odgovor svar, genmäle คำตอบ cevap 答覆 відповідь جواب câu trả lời 答复
2. the act of answering. What did he say in reply (to your question)? antwoord إجابَه، رَد отговор resposta odpověď die Erwiederung svar απάντηση respuesta vastus پاسخ vastaus réponse מענה उत्तर देना odgovaranje válasz(olás) jawaban svar risposta 返答 응수 atsakymas atbilde balasan antwoord svar odpowiedź ځواب resposta replică ответ odpoveď odgovor odgovor svar การตอบ cevap verme 回答 відповідь جوابی عمل sự đáp lại 回答，答复
to reply to a letter (not reply a letter).
n. contestación, respuesta;
Heyward lent his attention for a single moment to his companion, but without replying. he again turned toward those who just then interested him more.
said Jessie, replying to her sister’s half-interrogative, half-amused glance with a frank, unconscious smile.
I found no sound on my lips to press it, and I was aware of replying only with a vague, repeated, grimacing nod.
She sat with grim determination, upright as a darning-needle stuck in a board, holding on her bundle of umbrella and parasols, and replying with a determination that was enough to strike dismay even into a hackman, wondering to Eva, in each interval, “what upon earth her papa could be thinking of; he couldn’t have fallen over, now,–but something must have happened;”–and just as she had begun to work herself into a real distress, he came up, with his usually careless motion, and giving Eva a quarter of the orange he was eating, said,
The looking over his letter again, in replying to it, had such a softening tendency, that it was particularly necessary to brace her up with a few decisive expressions; and she was so very much concerned at the idea of making him unhappy, and thought so much of what his mother and sisters would think and say, and was so anxious that they should not fancy her ungrateful, that Emma believed if the young man had come in her way at that moment, he would have been accepted after all.
She had great satisfaction in replying that she was going into Devonshire.