Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To answer again or anew.
  • v. To repay, compensate, or make amends for.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. To answer in return; to repay; to compensate; to make amends for.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To answer again; make a renewed reply to.
  • To answer or satisfy as a return; correspond to; equal; balance.

Etymologies

re- +‎ answer (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But it also puts her on warning that if she sticks to the strategy of attacking Biden, she might get called on it, and be forced to go back and reanswer the initial question.

    Eric Schmeltzer: Palin's Debate Strategy and How Biden Can Beat It

  • While we can thank Mike Duffy for throwing Ontario -- numbers in Ontario collapsed after his partisan intervention in the campaign -- people looking objectively at the video clip he posted would realise that the interviewer asked Dion a question, Dion asked for clarification ( "if I were PM 2 and a half years ago?"), the interviewer repeated his initial question instead of simply agreeing to the clarification, and slipped on his answer, so asked to reanswer the question.

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