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

Related dictionary definitions

  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 with:

    I asked him how he was, and he replied with a shrug.

    reply to:

    It took them a week to reply to my letter.

    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 city centre.

This is the British English definition of reply. View American English definition of reply