reply vs question

reply

Definitions

verb

  1. react verbally

noun

  1. a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation
  2. the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange

Examples

Rebecca was too embarrassed to reply, but he took her silence as an affirmative.

India's reply was a total disaster, with wickets falling too rapidly due to run-outs.

What did they say in reply?

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question

Definitions

noun

  1. an instance of questioning
  2. uncertainty about the truth or factuality or existence of something
  3. the subject matter at issue
  4. an informal reference to a marriage proposal
  5. a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply
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verb

  1. conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting
  2. place in doubt or express doubtful speculation
  3. challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of
  4. pose a series of questions to
  5. pose a question

Examples

Second, that the entire Reichstag assented to the declarations made by the speakers on Tuesday that the Emperor had exceeded his constitutional prerogatives in private discussion with foreigners concerning Germany's attitude on controverted questions.

We do not allow people a second try on a second question when they have so absurdly got it right the first time round.

Consumers get incredibly upset when dieticians and researchers backtrack on previous findings, proclaiming that products once deemed healthy are now in question.

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