Reply meaning

rĭ-plī
An act made in reaction or response.
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To answer, or respond, in speech or writing.
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To say in answer.

She replied that she disapproved.

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To respond by some action.

To reply to the enemy's fire with a barrage.

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(law) To answer a defendant's plea.
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An answer, or response, in speech or writing.
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To act in reaction or as a response.

The enemy's bigs guns replied to the salvo.

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To say or give as an answer.

I replied that I was unable to help them.

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(law) A plaintiff's response to the defendant's answer or plea, especially with regard to counterclaims made by the defendant.
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To speak or write as a reaction to a question or other prompting.
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To echo.
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(law) The plaintiff's answer to the defendant's plea; specif., the answer to a counterclaim.
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See Twitter.
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(intransitive) To give a written or spoken response, especially to a question, request, accusation or criticism; to answer.

(intransitive) Please reply to my letter.

"Sorry I'm late," replied the student.

He replied that he was not sure.

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(intransitive) To act or gesture in response.

Joanne replied to Pete's insult with a slap to his face.

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(intransitive) To repeat something back; to echo.
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Something given in reply.
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Reply is defined as to speak or write a response to something.

An example of to reply is to RSVP to a wedding.

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A response by some action.
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(law) To respond to the defendant's answer or plea.
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A word or a series of words spoken or written in reaction, as to a question or request.
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A plaintiff’s response to a defendant’s answer or counterclaim in a civil case; a plaintiff’s response (with the court’s permission) to a charge from a third party; in common law, the answer of the plaintiff to the answer or pleading of the defendant; the reply may be followed by a rejoinder by the defendant. the act of responding to a pleading of an opposing party.
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The definition of a reply is a written or verbal response to something.

An example of a reply is an answer to a question.

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Origin of reply

  • Middle English replien from Old French replier from Latin replicāre to fold back replicate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • The verb derives, via the Old French replier, from the Latin replicō (“I fold back"), from re + plicō (“I fold"); the noun derives from the verb by verbalisation.

    From Wiktionary