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

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