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 repliesreaction, feedback, rejoinder, retort, response, acknowledgment, respond, acknowledge, counter, react, return, sass, retaliation, echo, reciprocation, lip, comeback, wisecrack, riposte, antiphon
Examples from the Web for replies
Contemporary Examples of replies
King Lear becomes Lear texting “okay who wants a kingdom,” to which Goneril replies “me me I do.”What Would Jane Eyre Sext?
December 23, 2014
To be fair, these are replies to arguments put forth by the plaintiffs in the case.All The Wrong Reasons to Ban Gay Unions
November 7, 2014
“Like Gwyneth Paltrow,” Eliza replies, finally understanding the concept of inner beauty.‘Selfie’ Is Both a Brilliant and Terrible TV Show
September 30, 2014
“Tell me before I forget,” Cianci replies, and when they do, he remembers a graduation, an uncle, a Little League tournament.Can America’s Favorite Ex-Con Mayor Win Again?
June 22, 2014
When I ask him what religious denomination he represents, he replies, “every.”Ukraine’s Vigilante Peacemakers
May 17, 2014
Historical Examples of replies
All these answers, were in truth no replies at all, for they did not disprove the facts.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
"The Sorrows of Werter," replies my lady, as well as I could hear.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
The Duc replies, "Why did you not say that some one was listening, that some one was hidden?"My Double Life
My messages were soon sent, and then I sat down to wait for the replies.The Long Labrador Trail
"Thought I'd see you off," he replies to your expression of surprise at his early rising.The Forest
Stewart Edward White
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.).