1. A written or spoken response; part of a conversation.
  2. Something given in reply.


  1. To give a written or spoken response, especially to a question, request, accusation or criticism; to answer.
    Please reply to my letter.
    "Sorry I'm late," replied the student.
    He replied that he was not sure.
  2. To act or gesture in response.
    Joanne replied to Pete's insult with a slap to his face.
  3. To repeat something back; to echo.

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