answer (v.) Old form(s): answere
respond, react
AW II.ii.51[Countess to Clown] you would answer very well to a whipping [also: be suited to]
JC V.i.24[Antony to Octavius, of the enemy] we will answer on their charge
JC V.i.6[Octavius to Antony, of the enemy] They mean to warn us at Philippi here, / Answering before we do demand of them
TC I.iii.171[Ulysses to all, of Achilles instructing Patroclus how to impersonate Nestor] Arming to answer in a night-alarm
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