usage: react verbally; "She didn't want to answer"; "answer the question"; "We answered that we would accept the invitation"
2. answer, react, respond
usage: respond to a signal; "answer the door"; "answer the telephone"
3. answer, solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work
usage: give the correct answer or solution to; "answer a question"; "answer the riddle"
4. answer, resolve, solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work
usage: understand the meaning of; "The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered"
5. answer, refute, rebut
usage: give a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument); "The defendant answered to all the charges of the prosecution"
6. answer, be
usage: be liable or accountable; "She must answer for her actions"
7. suffice, do, answer, serve, satisfy, fulfill, fulfil, live up to
usage: be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity; "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"