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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·ply v. i. [imp. & p. p. Replied p. pr. & vb. n. Replying.]
 1. To make a return in words or writing; to respond; to answer.
    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.
 Syn: -- To answer; respond; rejoin.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a statement (either spoken or written) that is made in 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" [syn: answer, response]
      2: the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange; "he
         growled his reply" [syn: response]
      v : reply or respond to; "She didn't want to answer"; "answer
          the question"; "We answered that we would accept the
          invitation" [syn: answer, respond]
      [also: replied]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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