To speak in defense against; to reply to in defense; as, to answer a charge; to answer an accusation.
To speak or write in return to, as in return to a call or question, or to a speech, declaration, argument, or the like; to reply to (a question, remark, etc.); to respond to.
To respond to satisfactorily; to meet successfully by way of explanation, argument, or justification, and the like; to refute.
To be or act in return or response to.
To be or act an equivalent to, or as adequate or sufficient for; to serve for; to repay.
To be or act as an equivalent, or as adequate or sufficient; as, a very few will answer.
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"
To be or act in accommodation, conformity, relation, or proportion to; to correspond to; to suit.
To be or act in conformity, or by way of accommodation, correspondence, relation, or proportion; to conform; to correspond; to suit; -- usually with to.
match or correspond; "The drawing of the suspect answers to the description the victim gave"
A solution, the result of a mathematical operation; as, the answer to a problem.
The word or phrase that is the solution to a Clue. In some puzzles the answer is thematically modified before entry into the Grid, which is why the distinct term Light is used by compilers when referring to the entry in the Grid.
a nonverbal reaction; "his answer to any problem was to get drunk"; "their answer was to sue me"