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   (=reply)     (to question)    réponse    f     
→ He left without waiting for an answer.        
→ Her remarks did not need an answer.        
in answer to sth        [+criticism, comments]   en réponse à qch  
→ In answer to this criticism, she declared she would sue them.        
to not take no for an answer      ne pas se contenter d'un non comme réponse  
He won't take no for an answer.      Il ne se contentera pas d'un non comme réponse.  
     (to phone call, knock at the door)    there was no answer        (to phone call)    ça ne répondait pas  
→ I phoned several times but there was no answer.        
     (to knock at the door)    personne n'a ouvert  
→ I knocked at the front door but there was no answer.        
     (to letter)    réponse    f     
→ I wrote to him but never got an answer.        
→ I finally got an answer to my letter.        
in answer to your letter      suite à votre lettre, en réponse à votre lettre  
     (in exam, test)    réponse    f     
→ The answer you gave was incorrect.        
   (=solution)     (to problem)    solution    f     
→ Legislation is only part of the answer.        
There is no easy answer to this problem.      Il n'y a pas de solution simple à ce problème.  
     (to question)    répondre  
→ "What's up?" said Sue. He didn't answer.        
→ He paused before answering.        
     (to phone call)    répondre  
→ When they answered, he asked to talk to Lee.        
     (to knock at the door)    aller ouvrir
nobody's answering        (on the phone)    personne ne répond  
→ The phone rang, and rang, but nobody answered.        
     (at the door)    personne n'ouvre  
→ He burst in without waiting for her to answer.        
   (=reply to)  
répondre à  
  [+question, query]  
répondre à  
→ I tried my best to answer her questions.        
Can you answer my question?      Peux-tu répondre à ma question ?  
She didn't answer me.      Elle ne m'a pas répondu.  
"no thank you," he answered      "non merci", a-t-il répondu  
→ "When?" asked Alba. "Tonight," answered Tom.        
to answer that ...      répondre que ...  
→ Williams answered that he had no specific proposals yet.        
     [+letter, advert]   répondre à  
→ Did he answer your letter?        
→ She answered an advert for a job as a cook.        
   to answer the phone      répondre au téléphone  
to answer the door, to answer the bell      aller (or venir) ouvrir, aller (or venir) ouvrir la porte  
→ A middle-aged woman answered the door.        
Can you answer the door please?      Tu peux aller ouvrir s'il te plaît ?  
     (in exam, test)   
répondre à  
→ She had answered 81 questions correctly.        
     [+prayer]   exaucer  
→ It seems that my prayers have been answered.        
   to answer sb's needs      répondre aux besoins de qn  
→ This device will answer all your needs.        
→ We must ensure we answer the needs of students.        
répondre à, correspondre à  
→ A man answering the description was seen leaning on the railings of Bishop's Park talking on his mobile.        

answer back  
      vi   répondre, répliquer  
→ She was punished by teachers for answering back.        
answer for  
      vt fus  
  [+crime, one's actions]  
répondre de  
→ One of these days you will answer for your crimes.        
to have a lot to answer for      avoir bien des comptes à rendre  
answer to  
      vt fus  
     [+description]   répondre à, correspondre à  
→ A man answering to his description was seen in Glasgow.        
   to answer to sb's needs      répondre aux besoins de qn  
answer machine  
      n   (=answerphone)   répondeur    m   (téléphonique)
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'answer' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
to answer
in answer to
to answer for
answer sheet
answer coupon
paid answer
final answer
right answer
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