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answer for sb/sth

phrasal verb with answer uk   /ˈɑːn.sər/  us   /ˈæn.sɚ/ verb
If you say that you can answer for someone or for a quality that they have, you mean that you know from experience that they can be trusted, or that they have that quality: I can certainly answer for her professionalism, and whole-heartedly recommend her to any employer.
Translations of “answer for sb/sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 為…(的品質)擔保,保證…可靠…
in Chinese (Simplified) 为…(的品质)担保,保证…可靠…
(Definition of answer for sb/sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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