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Part of speech: Noun

A response or rejoinder; a reply to a charge; a solution, as of a mathematical problem.

Part of speech: Verb

To speak or write in reply to a question, request, letter, etc.; respond to an act; as, to answer the bell; to be accountable for; as, he had to answer for his sins; to reply to a charge.

Usage examples "answer":
  • " No, that is not my answer to you. - "The Claverings", Anthony Trollope.
  • Well, I had no answer to make; for it's true, isn't it? - "Set in Silver", Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson.
  • Who got the best answer? - "The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere", José Rizal.