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According to WordNet, the verb "answer" has 10 sense(s).

200815171 give a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument); "The defendant answered to all the charges of the prosecution".

200719590 respond to a signal; "answer the door"; "answer the telephone".

200815686 react verbally; "She didn't want to answer"; "answer the question"; "We answered that we would accept the invitation".

200718308 react to a stimulus or command; "The steering of my new car answers to the slightest touch".

202669789 be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity; "A few words would answer"; "This car suits my purpose well"; "Will $100 do?"; "A 'B' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school"; "Nothing else will serve".

200636279 give the correct answer or solution to; "answer a question"; "answer the riddle".

202658570 match or correspond; "The drawing of the suspect answers to the description the victim gave".

200635523 understand the meaning of; "The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered".

201183896 be satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of; "This may answer her needs".

202746017 be liable or accountable; "She must answer for her actions".


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