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      vb   , -plies, -plying, -plied   mainly intr  
1    to make answer (to) in words or writing or by an action; respond  
he replied with an unexpected move     
2    tr; takes a clause as object   to say (something) in answer  
he replied that he didn't want to come     
3      (Law)   to answer a defendant's plea  
4    to return (a sound); echo  
      n   pl   , -plies  
5    an answer made in words or writing or through an action; response  
6    the answer made by a plaintiff or petitioner to a defendant's case  
     (C14: from Old French replier to fold again, reply, from Latin replicare to fold back, from re- + plicare to fold)  
  replier      n  
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      vb   acknowledge, answer, come back, counter, echo, make answer, react, reciprocate, rejoin, respond, retaliate, retort, return, riposte, write back  
      n   acknowledgment, answer, comeback     (informal)   counter, counterattack, echo, reaction, reciprocation, rejoinder, response, retaliation, retort, return, riposte  

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See also:

replay, rely, replevy, rep

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
an undefined reply when an ignorant comment or action is made. Source:
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