Antonyms of noun answer

1 of 5 senses of answer

Sense 3
answer -- (the speech act of replying to a question)
       Antonym of question (Sense 1)
      => question, inquiry, enquiry, query, interrogation -- (an instance of questioning; "there was a question about my training"; "we made inquiries of all those who were present")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun answer

5 senses of answer

Sense 1
answer, reply, response -- (a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation; "I waited several days for his answer"; "he wrote replies to several of his critics")
       => statement -- (a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day")

Sense 2
solution, answer, result, resolution, solvent -- (a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem; "they were trying to find a peaceful solution"; "the answers were in the back of the book"; "he computed the result to four decimal places")
       => statement -- (a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day")

Sense 3
answer -- (the speech act of replying to a question)
       => reply, response -- (the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange; "he growled his reply")

Sense 4
answer -- (the principal pleading by the defendant in response to plaintiff's complaint; in criminal law it consists of the defendant's plea of `guilty' or `not guilty' (or nolo contendere); in civil law it must contain denials of all allegations in the plaintiff's complaint that the defendant hopes to controvert and it can contain affirmative defenses or counterclaims)
       => pleading -- ((law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding)

Sense 5
answer -- (a nonverbal reaction; "his answer to any problem was to get drunk"; "their answer was to sue me")
       => reaction, response -- (a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent; "a bad reaction to the medicine"; "his responses have slowed with age")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb answer

10 senses of answer

Sense 1
answer, reply, respond -- (react verbally; "She didn't want to answer"; "answer the question"; "We answered that we would accept the invitation")
       => state, say, tell -- (express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name")

Sense 2
answer -- (respond to a signal; "answer the door"; "answer the telephone")
       => react, respond -- (show a response or a reaction to something)

Sense 3
answer -- (give the correct answer or solution to; "answer a question"; "answer the riddle")
       => solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work -- (find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of; "did you solve the problem?"; "Work out your problems with the boss"; "this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out"; "did you get it?"; "Did you get my meaning?"; "He could not work the math problem")

Sense 4
answer, resolve -- (understand the meaning of; "The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered")
       => solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work -- (find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of; "did you solve the problem?"; "Work out your problems with the boss"; "this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out"; "did you get it?"; "Did you get my meaning?"; "He could not work the math problem")

Sense 5
answer -- (give a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument); "The defendant answered to all the charges of the prosecution")
       => refute, rebut -- (overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof; "The speaker refuted his opponent's arguments")

Sense 6
answer -- (be liable or accountable; "She must answer for her actions")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 7
suffice, do, answer, serve -- (be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity; "A few words would answer"; "This car suits my purpose well"; "Will $100 do?"; "A 'B' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school"; "Nothing else will serve")
       => satisfy, fulfill, fulfil, live up to -- (meet the requirements or expectations of)

Sense 8
answer -- (match or correspond; "The drawing of the suspect answers to the description the victim gave")
       => match, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree -- (be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun")

Sense 9
answer -- (be satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of; "This may answer her needs")
       => meet, satisfy, fill, fulfill, fulfil -- (fill or meet a want or need)

Sense 10
answer -- (react to a stimulus or command; "The steering of my new car answers to the slightest touch")
       => react, respond -- (show a response or a reaction to something)

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