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Definición de “answer” en inglés

answer

noun [C] uk   /ˈɑːn.sər/ us    /ˈæn.sɚ/

answer noun [C] (REACTION)

A1 a reaction to a question, letter, phone call, etc.: The minister promised to give a written answer to the MP's detailed question. We've emailed him asking him if he's free on that date but we haven't had an answer yet. I've just rung him but there was no answer. I didn't realize we had to write each answer on a new sheet of paper. I got eight correct answers and two wrong ones in last week's exam. In answer to your letter of 30 May, I am writing to accept your offer of £3,575 in compensation.

answer noun [C] (SOLUTION)

B1 a solution to a problem: It's a difficult situation and I don't know what the answer is. There's no easy answer to the problem.

answer

verb uk   /ˈɑːn.sər/ us    /ˈæn.sɚ/

answer verb (REACT)

A1 [I or T] to say, write, or do something as a reaction to a question, letter, etc.: I can't answer (you) without more detailed information. You haven't answered my question. I texted asking whether he'd be coming to the party but he hasn't answered yet. [+ speech] "I'd love to have dinner with you, but I won't be able to get there before nine o'clock," she answered. [+ that] She answered that she wouldn't be able to come before nine o'clock.formal Does anyone here answer to the name of (= is anyone here called) Wallis? A2 [I or T] to open the door to someone or pick up the phone: Someone's at the door - would you answer it, please? I phoned last night but nobody answered.

answer verb (BE SUITABLE FOR)

[T] to be suitable for and satisfy someone's needs: He showed me some software that answered my requirements exactly. I've got a bit of furniture round the back that I think might answer your needs.

answer verb (MATCH)

[I or T] (also answer to) to match a description: A woman who answers to the suspect's description was seen in the area on the night of the crime.
(Definition of answer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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