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Meaning & Definition of Reply in English

English

Reply

/rɪplaɪ/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • answer
  • ,
  • reply
  • ,
  • response

2. The speech act of continuing a conversational exchange

  • "He growled his reply"
    synonym:
  • reply
  • ,
  • response

verb

1. React verbally

  • "She didn't want to answer"
  • "Answer the question"
  • "We answered that we would accept the invitation"
    synonym:
  • answer
  • ,
  • reply
  • ,
  • respond

Examples of using

I refuse to reply to these charges.
Why don't you reply to my message?
I asked him several times, but he simply didn't reply.