answer (n.)
recompense, requital, response
AC II.vii.99[Caesar to Antony, of the latter's injunction to be a child of the time] Possess it, I'll make answer
Cym IV.iv.13[Belarius to Guiderius and Arviragus, of Cloten's death] may drive us to a render ... and so extort from's that / Which we have done, whose answer would be death
H5 IV.vii.133[King Henry to Fluellen, of Williams] It may be his enemy is a gentleman of great sort, quite from the answer of his degree [i.e. of too high rank to be able to fight him]
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