Associations to the word «Reply»
REPLY, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) To give a written or spoken response, especially to a question, request, accusation or criticism; to answer.
REPLY, verb. (intransitive) To act or gesture in response.
REPLY, verb. (intransitive) To repeat something back; to echo.
REPLY, noun. A written or spoken response; part of a conversation.
REPLY, noun. Something given in reply.
REPLY, noun. A statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation; "I waited several days for his answer"; "he wrote replies to several of his critics".
REPLY, noun. The speech act of continuing a conversational exchange; "he growled his reply".
REPLY, verb. React verbally; "She didn't want to answer"; "answer the question"; "We answered that we would accept the invitation".
Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.