reply to (someone or something)

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reply to (someone or something)

To offer an answer or response to someone or something. We must reply to this brutal dictatorship's actions with an equal display of force. There's no point replying to someone like him—the only thing he's hoping for is to stir up controversy.
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reply to someone or something

to give a response to someone or something. I replied to her already. There is no reason to do it again. I will reply to her letter as soon as I can.
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Hon argued that in replying to the second respondent's reply to the petition, the petitioner offends the law by introducing new pleadings.
You may not know that there's a way to reply privately to comments within a group chat, so only the person you are replying to will see your message.
When the user takes a selfie, it will now include a sticker of which specific photo they're replying to.
This avoids any confusion as to what exactly the user is replying to.
You will show that you're professional and courteous by replying to messages in your inbox within one day.
Mitchell, later recalled giving Church the assignment of replying to Virginia's letter "Church bristled and pooh-poohed at the subject but he took the letter and turned with an air of resignation to his desk and in a short time produced the classic expression of Christmas sentiment."
You can now be more "fun and playful" when replying to your friend's stories on Instagram.
Before the update, users had the option of replying to stories with written messages.
Users can now send replies to other users that are a full 140 characters without the username of the person you're replying to counting towards that 140 character limit.
Conversations on Twitter will now be easier to follow and view, instead of the name of the person you're replying to appearing in the Tweet it will appear above the tweet.