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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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Verb Frames

Somebody answers
Somebody answers somebody
Somebody answers that CLAUSE
Somebody answers to somebody
Somebody replys
Somebody replys somebody
Somebody replys that CLAUSE
Somebody replys to somebody
Somebody responds
Somebody responds somebody
Somebody responds that CLAUSE
Somebody responds to somebody

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