She replied that she disapproved.
To reply to the enemy's fire with a barrage.
The enemy's bigs guns replied to the salvo.
I replied that I was unable to help them.
An example of to reply is to RSVP to a wedding.
An example of a reply is an answer to a question.
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