Reply

Definition of Reply

Re`ply´   Pronunciation: r?-pl?´
v. i.1.To make a return in words or writing; to respond; to answer.
[imp. & p. p. Replied (-pl?d"); p. pr. & vb. n. Replying.]
O man, who art thou that repliest against God?
- Rom. ix. 20.
2.(Law) To answer a defendant's plea.
3.Figuratively, to do something in return for something done; as, to reply to a signal; to reply to the fire of a battery.
v. t.1.To return for an answer.
Lords, vouchsafe
To give me hearing what I shall reply.
- Shak.
n.1.That which is said, written, or done in answer to what is said, written, or done by another; an answer; a response.

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