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noun [countable] reply pronunciation in American English /rɪˈplaɪ/
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  1. 1
    something that you say or write as an answer
    I called him at home, but there was no reply.
    Wexford’s reply was a snort of disbelief.
    reply from: We received a reply from the novelist herself.
    reply to: I still haven’t had a reply to my e-mail.
    in reply to something: I am writing in reply to your letter of August 7.
    make no reply: Sarah smiled, but made no reply.
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  2. 2
    something that you do as a reaction to what someone else has done
    The government’s reply was to pass even stricter legislation.
    in reply (to something): I have two points to make in reply to that last question.


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