English version

answer to somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishanswer to somebody/something phrasal verb1 EXPLAINto give an explanation to someone, especially about something that you have done wrong Phipps answers to me and me alone.2 answer to the name of something to be called a particular name – used humorously a well-dressed young woman answering to the name of Suzanne answer→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
answer to the name of somethingOne answering to the name of Henry.He's 6 foot 5, but he answers to the name of Shorty.Relieved of her professional role, she manifested herself as an attractive well-dressed young woman answering to the name of Suzanne.
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Verb table
answer
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyanswer
he, she, itanswers
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyanswered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave answered
he, she, ithas answered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad answered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill answer
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have answered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam answering
he, she, itis answering
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you, we, theyare answering
Past
I, he, she, itwas answering
you, we, theywere answering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been answering
he, she, ithas been answering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been answering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be answering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been answering
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