Reply is defined as to speak or write a response to something.(verb)
An example of to reply is to RSVP to a wedding.
The definition of a reply is a written or verbal response to something.(noun)
An example of a reply is an answer to a question.
See reply in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME replyen < OFr replier < L replicare, to fold back, make a reply < re-, back + plicare, to fold: see ply
noun pl. replies
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verb re·plied, re·ply·ing, re·plies verb, intransitive
Origin: Middle English replien
Origin: , from Old French replier
Origin: , from Latin replicāre, to fold back; see replicate.
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