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English definition of “reply”

reply

verb     /rɪˈplaɪ/ (replying, replied, replied)
[I or T] to give a spoken or written answer: 'Your comments have been noted,' he replied.reply to sb/sth He did not reply to a message left for him. 36 applicants replied to our advert.reply that 55% of respondents replied that they are confident in their companies' leaders.
[I] to react to something that someone has done: The voters replied by voting 80% in favour.reply with sth After criticism for being slow to respond to changes in the market, the company replied with a major restructuring.
(Definition of reply verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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