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Verb: reply  ri'plI
  1. Say or write something in response
    "She didn't want to reply";
    - answer, respond
  2. Show a response or a reaction to something
    - react, respond
Noun: reply  ri'plI
  1. A statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation
    "he wrote replies to several of his critics";
    - answer, response
  2. The speech act of continuing a conversational exchange
    "he growled his reply";
    - response

Derived forms: replied, replies, replying

Type of: act, move, say, speech act, state, statement, tell

Encyclopedia: Reply