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reply

verb  /rɪˈplɑɪ/ us  
to answer a question: [I] She asked him how old he was but he didn’t reply. [+ that clause] He replied that he wasn’t interested.
Translations of “reply”
in Korean 대답하다…
in Arabic يُجيب…
in French répondre…
in Turkish cevap vermek, yanıtlamak…
in Italian rispondere, replicare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 回答, 回覆, 答覆…
in Russian отвечать…
in Polish odpowiadać…
in Spanish responder…
in Portuguese responder…
in German erwiedern…
in Catalan respondre…
in Japanese 答える, 返事する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 回答, 回复, 答复…
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