Meaning of reply

Definition of reply

(noun) 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"
the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange; "he growled his reply"
(verb) react verbally; "She didn't want to answer"; "answer the question"; "We answered that we would accept the invitation"

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