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  • 1 reply — re·ply n: a plaintiff s or complainant s response to a plea, allegation, or counterclaim in the defendant s answer Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. reply …

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  • 2 Reply — Re*ply , n.; pl. {Replies} ( pl?z ). [See {Reply}, v. i., and cf. {Replica}.] That which is said, written, or done in answer to what is said, written, or done by another; an answer; a response. [1913 Webster] Syn: Answer; rejoinder; response.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Reply — Re*ply (r? pl? ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Replied} ( pl?d ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Replying}.] [OE. replien, OF. replier, F. r[ e]pliquer, fr. L. replicare to fold back, make a reply; pref. re re + plicare to fold. See {Ply}, and cf. {Replica}.] 1. To… …

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  • 4 reply — late 14c., from O.Fr. replier to reply, turn back, from L. replicare to reply, repeat, lit. fold back, from re back, again + plicare to fold (see PLY (Cf. ply)). The noun is first recorded 1550s. Mod.Fr. répliquer is directly from Late Latin …

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  • 5 reply — [ri plī′] vi. replied, replying [ME replyen < OFr replier < L replicare, to fold back, make a reply < re , back + plicare, to fold: see PLY1] 1. to answer, or respond, in speech or writing 2. to respond by some action [to reply to the… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Reply — Re*ply , v. t. To return for an answer. Milton. [1913 Webster] Lords, vouchsafe To give me hearing what I shall reply. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 reply — vb *answer, respond, rejoin, retort Contrasted words: *ask, question, interrogate, query, inquire, catechize, examine: *accuse, charge, impeach, indict: salute, greet, *address reply n answer, response, rejoinder, retort (see under …

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  • 8 reply — [n] answer acknowledgment, antiphon, back talk*, comeback, counter, echo, feedback, knee jerk reaction*, lip*, reaction, reciprocation, rejoinder, respond, response, retaliation, retort, return, riposte, sass*, snappy comeback*, vibes*,… …

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  • 9 reply — ► VERB (replies, replied) 1) say or write something in response to something said or written. 2) respond with a similar action: they replied to the shelling with a mortar attack. ► NOUN (pl. replies) 1) the action of replying. 2) …

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  • 10 reply — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ brief, monosyllabic (esp. BrE) ▪ blunt, curt, short, terse ▪ His reply was short and to the point …

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  • 11 reply — ▪ I. reply re‧ply 1 [rɪˈplaɪ] verb replied PTandPP [intransitive, transitive] to answer someone, in writing or in speech: reply that • Asked about the bank s operations, the chairman replied that the record speaks for itself. reply to… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 12 reply */*/*/ — I UK [rɪˈplaɪ] / US verb Word forms reply : present tense I/you/we/they reply he/she/it replies present participle replying past tense replied past participle replied 1) [intransitive/transitive] to say, write, or do something as an answer I know …

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  • 13 reply — I n. 1) to give, make; send a reply 2) to draw, elicit a reply 3) a curt, gruff; immediate, prompt; stinging; succinct; sullen; terse; witty reply 4) in reply (to nod in reply) 5) in reply to (in reply to your letter) II v. 1) to reply… …

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  • 14 reply — re|ply1 [ rı plaı ] verb *** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to say, write, or do something as an answer: I know, Corbett replied quietly. They got up and walked out before I had a chance to reply. reply to: It took them a week to reply to my… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 Reply — Dieser Artikel wurde aufgrund inhaltlicher und/oder formaler Mängel auf der Qualitätssicherungsseite des Portals Wirtschaft eingetragen. Du kannst helfen, indem Du die dort genannten Mängel beseitigst oder Dich an der Diskussion beteiligst …

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  • 16 reply — re|ply1 W2S3 [rıˈplaı] v past tense and past participle replied present participle replying third person singular replies [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: replier to fold again , from Latin replicare, from plicare to fold ] 1.) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 reply — 1 /rI plaI/ verb 1 (I, T) to answer someone by saying or writing something: I asked Clive where he was going but he didn t reply. (+ to): You must reply to Dennis s letter soon. | reply that: I can only reply that I did not realise what was… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 reply — [[t]rɪpla͟ɪ[/t]] ♦♦ replies, replying, replied 1) VERB When you reply to something that someone has said or written to you, you say or write an answer to them. [V with quote] That s a nice dress, said Michael. Thanks, she replied solemnly... [V… …

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  • 19 reply — 01. I sent a resumé to a company I m interested in back East, but I haven t received a [reply] from them yet. 02. Most women who place personal ads in the newspaper receive lots of [replies] from interested men. 03. Are you going to be at the… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 20 reply*/*/*/ — [rɪˈplaɪ] verb I 1) [I/T] to say, write, or do something as an answer ‘I know, Corbett replied quietly.[/ex] It took them a week to reply to my letter.[/ex] When I asked where he was going, he replied that it was none of my business.[/ex] 2) [I]… …

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