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

2 senses of reply

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
reply, response -- (the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange; "he growled his reply")
       => speech act -- (the use of language to perform some act)

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

1 sense of reply

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")

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