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  • v. To be held responsible for.
  • v. To guarantee.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. furnish a justifying analysis or explanation


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  • I had no answer for my packmates and no comfort for TaLi, who had buried her face in the fur of my back.

    Promise of the Wolves

  • It took a month for the delegates to compose an answer for Morris; when they did, it was to propose appointing a three-member board to administer finance, a reversion to the old format the preceded the Office of Finance.

    Robert Morris

  • "I won't answer for Mr. Gibbon," said Stark, who cared nothing for his confederate, if he could contrive to effect his own escape.

    Driven From Home

  • “Should they be in any ways retarded . . . the most unhappy Consequence will follow,” he warned, and then he turned up the pressure: “Those who may justly be chargeable with neglect will have to answer for it to their Country, to their Allies, to the present Generation, and to all posterity.”

    Robert Morris

  • And the most common answer for middle-agers, she reports, is something in the teens.

    Dont You Forget About Me

  • Mr. Livingstone made no attempt to answer for himself; he was, as Richard discovered, extremely shy and self-conscious.

    Morgan’s Run

  • Through the actions of the crew of the U.S.S. da Vinci, the sabotage was undone and Undlar was taken into custody by Enforcement to answer for his crimes Fatal Error.

    Miracle Workers

  • If you do, I cannot answer for my Germans, who have no reverence for Vestals, and love to deflower virgins of any sort.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • I will cite the title of a work published in 1637, in which it was warmly advocated, and I will add a brief description of the chair, in the quaint language of the book, kindly furnished me by Dr. Wise, of the Surgeon-general's Library, and it will answer for this as well as all other chairs, and will serve to show the importance attached to its various features.

    Labor Among Primitive Peoples

  • Summoned to Rome to answer for his hubris, Cornelius Gallus and his wife committed suicide halfway through trial for treason before the Senate.

    Antony and Cleopatra


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