answer (v.) Old form(s): answer'd , Answere
act along with, sustain, respond to
Cor II.iii.258[Brutus to Sicinius, of Coriolanus] observe and answer / The vantage of his anger [i.e. take advantage of]
Cym V.iii.91.1[Posthumus to First Captain, of himself] Who had not now been drooping here if seconds / Had answered him
E3 III.iii.153[King John to the French] Let but the haughty courage of your hearts / Answer the number of your able hands
TC IV.iv.131[Diomedes to Troilus] When I am hence, / I'll answer to my lust [i.e. do what I please]
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