speak or write words in return to a question
act in return to a letter, bell, call, signal, etc.
be suitable or satisfactory
succeed; be effective
words spoken or written in return
solution to a problem
gesture or act done in return
"I waited several days for his answer"
"he wrote replies to several of his critics"
"they were trying to find a peaceful solution"
"the answers were in the back of the book"
"he computed the result to four decimal places"
"his answer to any problem was to get drunk"
"their answer was to sue me"
"She didn't want to answer"
"answer the question"
"We answered that we would accept the invitation"
"answer the door"
"answer the telephone"
"answer a question"
"answer the riddle"
"The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered"
"The defendant answered to all the charges of the prosecution"
"She must answer for her actions"
"A few words would answer"
"This car suits my purpose well"
"Will $100 do?"
"A 'B' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school"
"Nothing else will serve"
"The drawing of the suspect answers to the description the victim gave"
"This may answer her needs"
"The steering of my new car answers to the slightest touch"
People started asking him vague questions to which there were no sensible answers.
出自： G. Vidal
It is proved already that you are little better than false knaves...How answer you for yourselves?
出自：Much Ado about Nothing , Shakespeare
Don't answer back; it's not polite.
When they scolded him, he would answer back.
It's bad manners to answer back when the teacher criticizes you.
Answer back once more and you'll go straight to bed!
In his youth he lost several jobs, just because he dared to answer back.
In certain conditions, answering back sarcastically is necessary.
I didn't mean to answer back,I merely meant to say that you had been misinformed.
我并不想跟你顶嘴,我只是想说你听到的话是搞错了。 answer back to sth
The child would answer back to all she said.
她说什么这孩子都要回嘴。 answer sb ⇔ back
Don't answer your mother back, it is not polite.
Don't answer me back, or I'll put you on a charge.
The worker may be sacked, if he answers his master back.
工人若对主人回嘴,可能被解雇。 answer back
He tried to answer back whenever he was criticized.
Peter was angry that people could attack his temper when he could not answer back.
If you criticize a person, it's only fair to give him a chance to answer back.
批评一个人的时候,应该允许他申辩。 answer sb ⇔ back
It is unfair to attack a person in the newspaper when he can't answer you back.
You must answer for her.
I can't answer for her safety.
I cannot answer for the consequences.
A father must answer for his child's acts.
Be more careful, you'll have to answer for any possible damage.
If you go on doing this, we won't answer for the consequence.
I'll answer for what he does as he is under my supervision.
He said that he was ready to answer for those who worked under his direction.
The captain has to answer for the discipline of his company.
One day you'll have to answer for what you've done.
You'll have to answer for your carelessness.
You will have to answer for your wrong doings one day.
Don't eat too much fat, or you'll have to answer for it some day.
The aggressors will have to answer for their crimes.
I can't answer for the truth of the statement.
I think most of the faculty members will come, but I can't answer for Professor Liu who hasn't been feeling well recently.
All these things are to be answered for.
所有这一切都是要偿还的。 answer for it that-clause
I'll answer for it that this man is honest.
Can you answer for it that it is a genuine pearl?
I'll answer for it that the book will be returned on time.
I will answer for it that he will complete the task.
I can answer for it that Dr. Wang will be able to cure you.
I will answer for it that they will go to all lengths.
我可以保证,他们会卖力干的。 answer sb for sth
You will have to answer me for your conduct.
你要向我对你的行为负责。 answer for sth
This tool will answer for our needs.
这工具将满足我们的需要。 answer for sth
This box will answer for a chair.
This will answer for a chisel.
On a picnic, a newspaper answered for tablecloth.
That night the table answered for a bed for us both.
This fax machine isn't a good one, but it will answer for the purpose.
这个传真机不太好,但还可以凑合着用。 answer for sth
Are all the seats answered for?
These reference books will answer to our needs.
This one will answer to my purpose,I think.
Does the result answer to your expectations?
This does not answer to the description given.
I've picked up a pen, but it doesn't answer to the description you gave.
This car exactly answers to the description of the stolen car.
He answers to the description of the boy they are looking for.
He doesn't answer to the description of the missing man that appeared in the newspaper.
He answers to the description given by the police, so he must be the criminal.
His deeds don't answer to his speech.
他言行不符。 answer to sb (for sth)
You'll have to answer to me if anything harmful comes to this child.
I'll answer to your mother for your safety.
You will answer to the committee for your conduct of the affair.
One day you will have to answer to the authorities concerned for this neglect of duty.
总有一天你得为此次失职行为向有关当局承担责任。 answer to sth
He called for help but nobody answered to his call.
The children answered to their father's call by running home.
The steering wheel answers to the slightest touch.
The boat seemed very slow to answer to any movement of the helm.
That bike answers readily to the slightest movement of the handle bars.
The horse answered to its rider's touch.
The horse answered to the slightest pull on the rein.
The patient began to answer to the medical treatment.
The illness doesn't answer to medical treatment.
The experiment has met with a result that does not answer to expectations.
做思想工作时,必须学会“一把钥匙开一把锁”,因为适用于一个人的方法不一定适用于另一个人。 answer sb/sth with sth
The crowd answered him with prolonged applause.
I have your letter, but as I am very busy, I cannot answer it at present.
I answered your letter by sending a postcard last Monday and have since been waiting for time to reply to it.
Your reply is not an answer.
He answered her not a word.
He answered that he could not go.
He answered me that he would not go.
误 I answered her letter for a week.
正 I answered her letter a week ago.
正 It is a week since I answered her letter.