Synonyms of answer in English:

answer


See definition of answer

noun

1‘her answer was swift and unequivocal’

SYNONYMS

reply, response, rejoinder, return, reaction

acknowledgement

retort, riposte

informal comeback

ANTONYMS

question, query

2‘the answer is 150’

SYNONYMS

solution, explanation, resolution

key

3‘simply increasing the number of troops is not the answer’

SYNONYMS

solution, remedy, way of solving the problem, way out

informal quick fix

4‘his answer to the charge’

SYNONYMS

defence, plea, refutation, rebuttal

counterstatement, surrejoinder, rebutter, surrebutter, replication


verb

1‘Steve was about to answer, but Hazel spoke first’

SYNONYMS

reply, respond, say in response, speak in response, make a rejoinder, rejoin

retort, come back, fling back, hurl back

acknowledge, write back

informal get back to

rare riposte

2‘he has yet to answer the charges made against him’

SYNONYMS

rebut, refute, defend oneself against

3‘the police had a tip-off about a man answering this description’

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match, fit, correspond to, be similar to, conform to, correlate to

4‘we're looking at new types of programmes to answer the needs of our audience’

SYNONYMS

satisfy, meet, fulfil, fill, serve, suit, measure up to, match up to

fill the bill, fit the bill

5‘I answer to the Assistant Commissioner of Specialist Operations’

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report, be accountable, be answerable, be responsible

work for, work under, be subordinate to, be supervised by, be managed by


Phrases

    answer someone back

      SYNONYMS

      respond cheekily to, be cheeky to, be impertinent to, talk back to

      contradict, argue with, disagree with

      retaliate, retort, counter

      informal

      cheek

      North American informal

      sass, be sassy to

    answer for

      1‘no one has been made to answer for the crime’

      SYNONYMS

      pay for, be punished for, suffer the consequences of, suffer for

      make amends for, make reparation for, atone for

      2‘the present government has a lot to answer for’

      SYNONYMS

      be accountable for, be responsible for, be liable for, take the blame for

      vouch for

      informal

      take the rap for