Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “reply”

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.
(Definition of reply from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of reply?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “reply” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

workmanship

the skill with which something was made or done

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More