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reply

verb [I] uk   /rɪˈplaɪ/ us  
B1 to answer: [+ speech] "Where are you going?" I asked. "Home," he replied. [+ that] I replied that it was twelve o'clock. I try to reply to letters the day I receive them. to react to an action by someone else: She replied to the threats by going to the police. France took an early lead before Spain replied with three goals in 14 minutes.
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reply

noun [C or U] uk   /rɪˈplaɪ/ us  
B1 an answer: I asked why, but he made/gave no reply. There were very few replies to our advertisement. In reply to their questions, she just shrugged.
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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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