Synonyms of answer in English:

answer


See US English definition of answer

See UK English definition of answer

See Spanish definition of respuesta

noun

1‘her answer was swift and unequivocal’

SYNONYMS
reply, response, rejoinder, return, reaction
acknowledgement
retort, riposte
informal comeback
US informal clapback
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’

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defence, plea, refutation, rebuttal
Law 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’

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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’

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satisfy, meet, fulfil, fill, serve, suit, measure up to, match up to
fill the bill, fit the bill

Phrases

    answer someone back


    SYNONYMS
    be impertinent to, talk back to, respond cheekily to, be cheeky to
    contradict, argue with, disagree with
    retaliate, retort, counter
    informal cheek
    North American informal sass, be sassy to
    answer to

    ‘I answer to the Assistant Commissioner of Specialist Operations’


    SYNONYMS
    report, be accountable, be answerable, be responsible
    work for, work under, be subordinate to, be supervised by, be managed by
    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