1. react verbally

    Synonyms : answer, respond
    Type Of : tell, say, state
  2. the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange

    Synonyms : response
    Type Of : speech act
    Examples :
    • he growled his reply
  3. a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation

    Synonyms : answer, response
    Type Of : statement