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replyverb [I]

uk   us   /rɪˈplaɪ/
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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replynoun [C or U]

uk   us   /rɪˈplaɪ/
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 Arabic يُجيب…
in Korean 대답하다…
in Malaysian menjawab…
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 Vietnamese đáp lại…
in Spanish responder…
in Portuguese responder…
in Thai ตอบ…
in German erwiedern…
in Catalan respondre…
in Japanese 答える, 返事する…
in Indonesian menjawab…
in Chinese (Simplified) 回答, 回复, 答复…
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