answer (v.)
engage with, encounter, meet [in fight]
AC III.xiii.36[Enobarbus to himself, of Antony] the full Caesar will / Answer his emptiness!
Cor I.ii.19.1[First Senator to Aufidius] We never yet made doubt but Rome was ready / To answer us
KJ V.vii.60[Bastard to King John, of the Dauphin] God He knows how we shall answer him
TC II.i.126[Ajax to Achilles, of Hector's challenge] Who shall answer him?
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