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Definition of "reply" []

  • To give an answer in speech or writing. (verb-intransitive)
  • To respond by an action or gesture. (verb-intransitive)
  • To echo. (verb-intransitive)
  • To return gunfire or an attack: The big guns replied. (verb-intransitive)
  • Law To respond to a defendant's plea. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "reply" in a sentence
  • "The easiest way to reply to a tweet is to hit the @reply icon which broadcasts your answer to all your followers, essentially Twitter's equivalent of the "reply all" email function."
  • "An @reply for facebook is rendered useless by the fact that you can already comment on status updates. reply"
  • "This will automatically fill in the @reply, which you can then follow with your reply message, and then hit the "tweet" button."