reply

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
reply

Third-person singular
replies

Past tense
replied

Past participle
replied

Present participle
replying

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you reply to someone or something, you answer using words.
    "Are you OK?" she ask. "Yes," I replied.
    I said hi and she did not reply.
    She'll reply to questions in writing.
  2. (transitive & intransitive) If you reply to someone or something, you react.
    The Cubs replied with three points of their own to win the game.

Synonyms[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
reply

Plural
replies

  1. (countable) A reply is the words you use to answer someone.
    "Why?" He received no reply. "Did you hear me?"
    "Is it OK if I go?" Without waiting for a reply, he ran back toward the dining area.