Reply - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈplaɪ|  American pronunciation of the word reply
Brit.  |rɪˈplʌɪ|  British pronunciation of the word reply


- a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation (syn: answer, response)
- the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange(syn: response)


- react verbally (syn: answer, respond)


I called out to them, but no one replied.

He didn't reply to her greeting.

The company has replied to the recent protests by posting an ad in the local newspaper.

She replied to the accusation with a stack of documents proving her innocence.

He replied politely that he felt a little better.

A timely reply will be appreciated.

The invitations have been sent, but we haven't received any replies yet.

I asked her what was wrong. In reply, she handed me a letter.

He wrote a brief note in reply to her letter.

Reply to the question.

She replied that she would be happy to accept our invitation.

She replied to me in a very rude manner.

You will soon get your turn to reply to these charges.

Don't reply to the enemy fire until I give the order.

I asked Clive where he was going, but he didn't reply.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: reply
he/she/it: replies
present participle: replying
past tense: replied
past participle: replied
singular: reply
plural: replies
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