answer (n.)
retaliation, armed response
Cym IV.ii.161.1[Arviragus to Belarius] I would revenges, / That possible strength might meet, would seek us through / And put us to our answer
Cym V.iii.79[Posthumus alone, of the Roman slaughter] great the answer be / Britons must take
KL IV.ii.14[Gonerill to Edmund, of Albany] He'll not feel wrongs / Which tie him to an answer
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