verb (used without object), re·plied, re·ply·ing.
verb (used with object), re·plied, re·ply·ing.
noun, plural re·plies.
Origin of reply
Synonyms for reply
Related Words for repliedrespond, acknowledge, counter, retort, react, return, feedback, rejoin, top, echo, squelch, reciprocate, retaliate, riposte
Examples from the Web for replied
Contemporary Examples of replied
A few days later, Bush replied, “We will uphold the law in Florida.”Jeb Bush’s Unseen Anti-Gay Marriage Emails
January 9, 2015
Hatuey replied that he would rather burn and be sent to hell than ever again encounter people as cruel as the Spanish.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind
December 19, 2014
Hitchcock nodded and replied, “Call it Prosciutto and change the locale to Italy.”Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
Then, Gordon replied with, “Horrible behavior,” which was echoed by Pascal, who responded, “Actually despicable.”Exclusive: Sony Emails Slam Leonardo DiCaprio, Willow and Jaden Smith, Gush Over Ryan Gosling
December 13, 2014
Teague replied: “I have to allow an operator or plugger a way to appeal when he believes our requirements are unreasonable.”Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired.
David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News
December 9, 2014
Historical Examples of replied
"Men say it is not so grand as the statue of Zeus, that we have at Olympia," replied the boy.
"Unless it should be his gracious pleasure to dispense with obedience," replied Artaphernes.
"Dearest Philothea, I scarcely know his countenance," replied the maiden.
"Oh, blessed be the sound of your voice," replied the peasant.
"I am satisfied with the pursuit of wisdom, not with the fame of it," replied the sage.
verb -plies, -plying or -plied (mainly intr)
noun plural -plies
Word Origin for reply
late 14c., "to make an answer," from Old French replier "to reply, turn back," from Late Latin replicare "to reply, repeat," in classical Latin "fold back, fold over, bend back," from re- "back, again" (see re-) + plicare "to fold" (see ply (v.1)). Latin literal sense of "to fold back" is attested from mid-15c. in English but is not now used. Modern French répliquer (Middle French replier) is directly from Late Latin. Related: Replied; replying.
1550s, from reply (v.).