Textual thesaurus for "answer"

(noun) solution, solvent, resolution, result

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

(noun) 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

(verb) resolve

understand the meaning of

The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered

(verb) reply, respond

react verbally

She didn't want to answer; answer the question; We answered that we would accept the invitation

(verb) suffice, do, 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