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verb reply pronunciation in American English /rɪˈplaɪ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyreply
he/she/itreplies
present participlereplying
past tensereplied
past participlereplied

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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to say, write, or do something as an answer
    “I know,” Corbett replied quietly.
    They got up and walked out before I had a chance to reply.
    reply to: It took them a week to reply to my letter.
    reply with: I asked him how he was, and he replied with a shrug.
    reply (that): When asked where he was going, he replied that it was none of their business.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] to do something as a reaction to what someone else has done
    The terrorists replied promptly and savagely by bombing the embassy building.

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