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- n. a person or thing that answers or responds
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who answers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who answers; in school disputations, the respondent, that is, one who takes the initiative by propounding a thesis which he undertakes to maintain and defend against the objections of the opponents. See respondent.
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- n. someone who responds
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The other answerer is correct in that you can buy a real one for around 100.00.
568 – 569 In the Socratic method, the answerer is the one saying things
Alcibiades: I should say, Socrates, that the answerer was the speaker.
ALCIBIADES: I should say, Socrates, that the answerer was the speaker.
The second "answerer"here does a decent job of laying out the case in the general sense, not legal for those allegations and concerns in one place.
Some questions have already led to research papers naming both the asker and "answerer" as co-authors.
Still, they ask, and at that point the asker grants the answerer immunity to tell the whole truth.
Be a treasure to the poor, an admonisher to the rich, an answerer of the cry of the needy, a preserver of the sanctity of thy pledge.
"Oh no, another big decision, another headache, 50 calls to an insurance company, another go-round with the passive-aggressive phone answerer who, even though she's never met me, calls me Freddy as she puts me on hold."
In the example he cited, the top-rated answerer just happened to be an old acquaintance of mine from back in the alt. books.stephen-king days.