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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: replier 'to fold again', from Latin replicare, from plicare 'to fold'

reply

1 verb
     
re‧ply1 S3 W2 past tense and past participle replied, present participle replying, third person singular replies
1 [intransitive and transitive] to answer someone by saying or writing something:
I asked Clive where he was going, but he didn't reply.
Sorry it took me so long to reply.
'Did you see Simon today?' 'Of course,' Nathalie replied with a smile.
reply to
Has Ian replied to your letter yet?
reply that
Mills replied that he was staying at his parents' flat.
2 [intransitive] to react to an action by doing something else
reply (to something) with something
The rebel troops replied to government threats with increased violence.

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