reanswer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

re- +‎ answer

Verb[edit]

reanswer (third-person singular simple present reanswers, present participle reanswering, simple past and past participle reanswered)

  1. (transitive) To answer again or anew.
    • 2007 August 4, Michael Cieply, “The Screenwriter as God, Examining His Creations”, New York Times:
      It mingles thoughts on pitching, producing and getting an agent with more light-hearted bits, like reanswering questions sent to the regular Walter Scott column in Parade magazine (in which momentous topics, like the most popular celebrity features demanded by plastic surgery patients in Beverly Hills, are tackled).
  2. To repay, compensate, or make amends for.
    Which in weight to reanswer, his pettiness would bow under. — Shakespeare.