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|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
|the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange
he growled his reply
|That which is said, written, or done in answer to what is said, written, or done by another; an answer; a response.
She didn't want to answer
answer the question
We answered that we would accept the invitation
|To make a return in words or writing; to respond; to answer.
|To return for an answer.