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Entry Word: answer
Text: 1 something spoken or written in reaction especially to a question <the standard answer of "Nothing" when asked, "What did you do in school today?"> Synonyms comeback, rejoinder, reply, response, retort, return Related Words banter, persiflage, repartee; acknowledgment (also acknowledgement), comment, communication, correspondence, feedback, observation, reaction, remark; defense, explanation, justification, rebuttal, refutation Near Antonyms challenge, cross-examination, grilling, interrogation, quiz; poll, questionnaire, survey Antonyms inquiry, query, question 2 something attained by mental effort and especially by computation <the answers to the odd-numbered problems are at the back of the book> Synonyms result, solution Related Words conclusion, determination, explanation, finding; clue, key