replied|replies|replyingrɪ'plaɪ noun +a statement (either spoken or written) that is made in reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation +the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange verb +reply or respond to
1 answer, respond, rejoin, retort, return, come back, acknowledge:
When I asked where he had been, he refused to reply and walked out of the room.
2 answer, response, rejoinder, retort, comeback, riposte, reaction, US rise:
I have written to the prime minister but as yet have had no reply.
Random quote: We must be as courteous to a man as we are to a picture, which we are willing to give the advantage of a good light.: Ralph Emerson