过去式: answered 过去分词: answered 现在分词: answering 第三人称单数: answers
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n.&v. answers 6 answers 0 answering 1 answered 14
应答；回答；回应；解答 & 回答；回复；应答；符合
There was no answer, so I knocked again.
The teacher smiled with satisfaction at Tom’s answer.
They asked him many questions, hoping to find an answer.
One evening the telephone bell rang and Mrs Turner answered it.
in answer to 回答；应…要求
answer for 因……而受罚；对……负责
no answer 无应答；舵失灵
answer the phone 接电话
answer the following questions 回答下列问题
wrong answer 答案错误
answer sheet n. 答案纸
short answer 简答题；简短回答
answer the telephone 接电话
immediate answer 立即应答
answer back 应答，回复；顶嘴
know all the answers 见多识广；自命不凡；好象什么都知道的样子
soft answer 温和的回答；轻轻的回答；委婉的回答
answer key 答案；题解；练习答案（解答）
answer the needs of 满足…需要
answer up 迅速回答
answer phone 留言机，电话录音机；电话留言；接电话
回答,答複,答案v.回答,答複,響應The answer is: Owing to a shower, the powerful powder is no longer on show.答案是：由於一場陣雨,這種強有力的火藥不再展覽了.
~ (to sth)
1. something that you say, write or do to react to a question or situation
I can’t easily give an answer to your question.
Have you had an answer to your letter?
As if in answer to our prayers, she offered to lend us £10 000.
好像祈祷很灵验似的,她提出借给我们 1 万英镑。
I rang the bell, but there was no answer.
She had no answer to the accusations.
2. something that you write or say in reply to a question in a test, an exam, an exercise, etc.; the correct reply to a question in a test, etc.
Write your answers on the sheet provided.
Do you know the answer to question 12 (= the right one) ?
你知道第 12 题的正确答案吗？
3. a solution to a problem
There is no easy answer.
This could be the answer to all our problems.
The obvious answer would be to cancel the party.
4. a person or thing from six place that may be thought to be as good as a famous person or thing from another place
The new theme park will be Britain’s answer to Disneyland.
▪ have / know all the ‘answers (informal, often disapproving) to be confident that you know sth, especially when you actually do not
He thinks he knows all the answers.
⇨ more at no exclam.
1. to say, write or do sth as a reaction to a question or situation
SYN reply :
▪ [V] I repeated the question, but she didn’t answer.
▪ [VN] You haven’t answered my question.
to answer a letter / an advertisement
to answer the phone (= to pick up the phone when it rings)
to answer the door (= to open the door when sb knocks / rings)
My prayers have been answered (= I have got what I wanted).
He refused to answer the charges against him.
Come on, answer me! Where were you?
He answered me with a smile.
▪ [V speech] ‘I’d prefer to walk,’ she answered.
▪ [VN speech] ‘I’d prefer to walk,’ she answered him.
▪ [V that] She answered that she would prefer to walk.
▪ [VNN] Answer me this: how did they know we were here?
▪ [also VN that] 2. [VN] (formal) to be suitable for sth; to match sth
Does this answer your requirements?
▪ answer to the name of sth
(especially of a pet animal 尤指宠物)
to be called sth
⇨ more at description
▪ 7answer ‘back
to defend yourself against criticism
He was given the chance to answer back in a radio interview.
▪ 7answer ‘back | 7answer sb ‘back
to speak rudely to sb in authority, especially when they are criticizing you or telling you to do sth
Don’t answer back!
Stop answering your mother back!
▪ ‘answer for sth
1. to accept responsibility or blame for sth
You will have to answer for your behaviour six day.
This government has a lot to answer for (= is responsible for a lot of bad things).
2. to promise that sb has a particular quality or can be relied on to do sth
I can answer for her honesty.
▪ ‘answer for sb (usually in negative sentences 通常用于否定句)
to say that sb else will do sth or have a particular opinion
I agree, but I can’t answer for my colleagues.
▪ ‘answer to sb (for sth)
to have to explain your actions or decisions to sb
All sales clerks answer to the store manager.
1 REPLY 答复 [countable, uncountable] something you say when you reply to a question that someone has asked you 回答，答复 SYN response
You don’t have to give them an answer now.
Every time I ask him about it, I get a different answer.
These are important questions, and we want answers to them.
She’s still waiting for an answer from the school.
The honest answer was that I didn’t know.
He was never able to get a straight answer about why it happened.
It’s impossible for me to give you a definite answer at this time.
The short answer is that it can’t be done.
In answer to your question, yes, you can go.
If it’s money you want, the answer is no!
2 TEST/COMPETITION ETC 测验/比赛等 [countable] something that you write or say in reply to a question in a test or competition 答案
What was the answer to question 4?
the right/wrong/correct/incorrect answer
Score two points for each correct answer.
3 INVITATION/LETTER ETC 请柬/信等 [countable] a written reply to a letter, invitation, advertisement etc 〔信、请柬、广告等的〕回函
Did you ever get an answer to your letter?
4 PROBLEM 问题 [countable] a way of dealing with a problem 解决办法 SYN solution
There is no simple answer.
The police do not have an answer to rising crime.
Some people think cars should be banned from the city, but I don’t think that’s the answer.
be the answer to somebody’s problems/worries etc
If he could get a job, it’d be the answer to all his worries.
5 ON THE PHONE 通电话 [singular, uncountable usually in negative] if you get an answer when you call someone on the phone, they pick up the phone and talk to you 〔电话的〕应答，接听
I tried calling him all day but couldn’t get an answer.
6 AT THE DOOR 在门口 [singular, uncountable usually in negative] if you get an answer when you knock on a door, someone opens it and talks to you 应门
I kept ringing the bell, but no one answered the door.
I tried knocking on her door, but there was no answer.
7 have/know all the answers informal to be very sure that you know everything about a situation, especially when you do not 〔自以为〕无所不知，通晓一切
8 somebody’s answer to something written someone or something that is considered to be just as good as a more famous person or thing 相当的人；不相上下的事物
answer2 ●●● S1 W2 verb
1 REPLY 答复 [intransitive, transitive] to say something to someone as a reply when they have asked you a question, made a suggestion etc 回答，答复
2 TEST 测验 [intransitive, transitive] to write or say the answer to a question in a test or competition 答（题）
3. answer the phone/a call/the door to pick up the telephone and speak when it rings or open the door when someone knocks or rings the bell 接电话/应门
4 LETTER 信 [transitive] if you answer a letter or advertisement, you write a letter to the person who has written it 答复〔信件或广告〕
5 answer criticism/charges/accusations etc to explain why you did something when people are criticizing you – used in news reports 就批评/指控/谴责等作出回应〔用于新闻报道〕
6 REACT TO STH 对某事作出反应 [intransitive, transitive] to do something as a reaction to criticism or an attack 〔对批评或攻击〕作出回应 SYN respond
7 DEAL WITH A PROBLEM 处理问题 [transitive] to be a way of dealing with or solving a problem 解决〔问题〕
8 answer a need to provide something that is needed 满足需求
9 answer a description if someone answers a description, they match that description 与描述相符
10 answer back phrasal verb to reply in a rude way to someone that you are supposed to obey 回嘴，顶嘴
11 answer for somebody/something phrasal verb
12 answer to somebody/something phrasal verb
1.VERB 动词回答;答复 When you answer someone who has asked you something, you say something back to them.
【语法信息】：V with quote
I knew Ben was lying when he answered me…
Just answer the question…
He paused before answering…
‘When?’ asked Alba, ‘Tonight’, answered Tom…
Williams answered that he had no specific proposals yet.
2.N-COUNT 可数名词回答；答复 An answer is something that you say when you answer someone.
【搭配模式】：also in N to n
Without waiting for an answer, he turned and went in through the door…
I don’t quite know what to say in answer to your question.
3.PHRASE 短语接受反对意见;接受拒绝 If you say that someone will not take no for an answer, you mean that they go on trying to make you agree to something even after you have refused.
She is tough, unwilling to take no for an answer…
He would never take no for an answer.
4.VERB 动词回（信）；回复（广告） If you answer a letter or advertisement, you write to the person who wrote it.
Did he answer your letter?…
She answered an advert for a job as a cook.
5.N-COUNT 可数名词回信;复函 An answer is a letter that you write to someone who has written to you.
【搭配模式】：also in N to n
I wrote to him but I never had an answer back…
She wrote to Roosevelt’s secretary in answer to his letter of the day before.
6.VERB 动词接（电话）；应（门）；应答 When you answer the telephone, you pick it up when it rings. When you answer the door, you open it when you hear a knock or the bell.
She answered her phone on the first ring…
A middle-aged woman answered the door.
Answer is also a noun.
I knocked at the front door and there was no answer.
7.N-COUNT 可数名词解决办法 An answer to a problem is a solution to it.
【搭配模式】：oft N to n
There are no easy answers to the problems facing the economy…
Prison is not the answer for most young offenders…
Legislation is only part of the answer.
8.N-COUNT 可数名词答案 Someone’s answer to a question in a test or quiz is what they write or say in an attempt to give the facts that are asked for. The answer to a question is the fact that was asked for.
【搭配模式】：oft N to n
Simply marking an answer wrong will not help the pupil to get future examples correct…
Below are printed the answers to the Brain of Soccer 1993 quiz.
9.VERB 动词解答;答（题） When you answer a question in a test or quiz, you write or say something in an attempt to give the facts that are asked for.
To obtain her degree, she answered 81 questions over 10 papers.
10.N-COUNT 可数名词反应；回报；回应；反击 Your answer to something that someone has said or done is what you say or do in response to it or in defence of yourself.
【搭配模式】：also in N to n
In answer to speculation that she wouldn’t finish the race, she boldly declared her intention of winning it.
11.VERB 动词反应;回报;回应;反击 If you answer something that someone has said or done, you respond to it.
【语法信息】：V n with n
【语法信息】：Also V n by -ing
He answered her smile with one of his own…
That statement seemed designed to answer criticism of allied bombing missions.
12.N-SING 单数名词（某地）与…相似的东西，相当于…的东西 If you say that something is a place’s answer to a famous thing, you mean that the first thing is the equivalent of the second in that place.
【搭配模式】：poss N to n
Cachaca is Brazil’s answer to tequila.
13.VERB 动词满足，适合，符合（需要、目的） If something answers a need or purpose, it satisfies it, because it has the right qualities.
We provide specially designed shopping trolleys to answer the needs of parents with young children.
14.VERB 动词与…相符；符合 If someone or something answers a particular description or answers to it, they have the characteristics described.
【语法信息】：V to n
Two men answering the description of the suspects tried to enter Switzerland…
The Japanese never built any aircraft remotely answering to this description.
answer back answer for
[count] a : something you say or write when someone asks you a question回答；答复
I asked him a simple question and he gave me a long and confusing answer.
I didn’t believe her answer.
They wouldn’t give me a straight answer to my question.
There will be a question and answer session [=a period of time when people can have their questions answered] following the speech.
b : a response to a question that is meant to show whether or not you know something (such as a question asked as part of an exam)答案
I didn’t know the right/correct answer.
That is the wrong/incorrect answer.
c : the correct response to a question正确答案
Do you know the answer to this question?
He knew the answers to only 3 of the 10 questions.
The answers are listed in the back of the book.
: something you say or write as a reaction to something someone else has said or done应答；回应
[count] I sent a letter of complaint but I never got an answer. [=response] 我寄了一封投诉信，但一直没得到回复。
I finally received an answer [=reply] to my letter.
When I say something to you I expect an answer. [=response] 我跟你说话时，希望你能有反应。
I called out her name but I got no answer. [=reply] 我喊了她一声，但没得到回应。
[noncount] In answer [=in response] to your request we are sending a catalog.
[count] : something you do in response to something that has happened : a reaction to something对应；反应— usually singular通常用单数
I called several times but there was no answer. [=no one answered the phone when I called] 我打了几次电话，但一直都没人接。
I got no answer when I called.
I knocked on the door but there was no answer. [=no one opened the door when I knocked on it] 我敲了门，但没人开门。
The company had no answer when its competitors lowered their prices.
When she called him a liar, his only answer was to walk out.
Our team had no answer for the other team’s strong offense. [=our team could not win because of the other team’s strong offense] 面对另一球队的强大攻势，我们的球队无能为力。
[count] : a solution to a problem : something that makes a bad situation better（问题的）解决办法
More money is not the answer (to our problems).
It’s a very difficult problem, and I don’t know what the answer is.
They don’t have answers for everything. = They don’t have an answer for everything.
For a tough issue like this there are no easy answers.
He thinks he has/knows all the answers. [=he thinks that he knows the solution to every problem] 他自以为是个万事通。
◊ Someone or something that is the answer to (all) your prayers provides you with something that you want or need.所需之人；所需之物
If you’ve been wanting to get your schedule organized, this new software is the answer to (all) your prayers.
They were desperate to find a good lawyer, and they thought she might be the answer to their prayers.
[count] : something or someone that resembles a well-known or successful thing or person可与之匹敌的人；相当的人；对应物— + to
The program is television’s answer to news magazines. [=the program is similar to a news magazine] 这个电视节目与新闻杂志很相似。
2 answer /ˈænsɚ/ Brit /ˈɑːnsə/ verb
answers; answered; answering
a : to say or write something when someone asks you a question : to give an answer to (a question)回答；回复
[+ object] She answered all my questions.
He answered only three of the test questions correctly.
[no object] When the police asked him his name, he refused to answer.
She answered correctly/incorrectly.
b [+ object] : to say or write (something) as a reply回答；回信
When asked if she would run for office, she answered that she hadn’t decided. = When asked if she would run for office, she answered “I haven’t decided.”
c [+ object] : to reply to (someone) : to say or write something as a response to (someone)回答；应答；回应
When I ask you a question I expect you to answer me!
Answer me this: where have you put my money?
a : to write a response to a letter, e-mail message, etc.回信；回复
[no object] I sent her a letter asking for her help, but she never answered.
[+ object] She never answered my letter. = She never answered me.
b : to pick up (a ringing telephone)接（电话）
[no object] The phone rang repeatedly, but no one answered.
[+ object] Would somebody please answer the phone?
answer a phone call
c : to open a door when someone knocks on it应声开门
[no object] I knocked on the door but no one answered.
[+ object] No one answered the door.
: to act in response to (something) : to react to (something) by taking some action回应；回答
[+ object] I got the job by answering a “help wanted” ad in the newspaper.
When the war began, thousands of young men answered the call to arms. [=thousands of young men joined the armed forces] 战争爆发后，成千上万的年轻人应征入伍。
He answered her anger with indifference. [=he responded to her anger by acting indifferent] 对于她的愤怒他无动于衷。
[no object] The home team scored first but the visiting team answered quickly. [=the visiting team also scored soon after the home team scored] 主队率先进球得分，但客队很快也回敬一球。
[+ object] : to say something in response to (something, such as an accusation) : to defend yourself against (something)辩护；回敬；反驳
The police chief will appear in court today to answer charges of corruption.
[+ object] : to be the same as (something) : to be in agreement with (something, such as a description)与…相符；与…相配
The suspect answered [=matched] the description that had been given by the witness.
— see also answer to 1 (below)
[+ object] : to be what is needed for (something)适合；符合需要
We don’t have a sink, but this bucket will answer [=(more commonly) serve] the purpose. [=we can use this bucket as a sink] 我们没有水槽，但这个水桶也可以满足需要。
— see also answer for 1c (below)
answer back [phrasal verb] 1
somewhat informal : to reply to someone especially in a rude way顶嘴；回嘴
impolite children who answer back [=talk back] when their teacher corrects them
answer (someone) back : to reply rudely to (someone)）跟（某人）顶嘴
He became angry when she answered him back.
answer for [phrasal verb] 1
answer for (something)
a : to take responsibility for (something)对（某事）负责
I can’t answer for their safety. [=I can’t promise that they will be safe] 我无法保证他们的安全。
: to be responsible for (something)为（某事）承担责任
The company will have to answer for any damage done by its employees.
She has a lot to answer for. [=she is responsible for many bad things that have happened] 她对很多事情负有责任。
b : to be punished for (something)因（某事）受惩罚
He must answer for his crimes.
c US : to be used as (something) : to serve as (something)适合；符合需要
The old bucket answered for a sink. [=the old bucket was used as a sink] 这个旧水桶被当作水槽用了。
— see also 2answer 6 (above)
answer for (someone) : to say what someone else thinks : to give the opinion of (someone else)代表…讲话；代表…的意见
I like the proposal myself, but I can’t answer for my boss.
answer someone’s prayers
: to provide what someone hopes or prays for回应祈祷；使如愿以偿
They hoped that God would answer their prayers and restore their son’s health.
Their prayers were answered when their son’s health was restored.
answer to [phrasal verb] 1
answer to (something) : to be the same as (something) : to be in agreement with (something, such as a description)与…相符；与…相配
The suspect answers to [=answers, matches] the description perfectly.
— see also 2answer 5 (above)
answer to (someone) : to be required to explain your actions to (someone)向（某人）交代对（某人）负责
He has to answer to a tough boss.
answer to a name
◊ If an animal, such as a dog, answers to a name, it responds when it is called by that name.（狗等动物）对…的称呼有反应；叫作；名叫
This dog answers to the name (of) “Rover.”
◊ This phrase is also used to refer to the name used by a person.这一短语也用于指人的名字。
My uncle’s real name is “Edwin,” but he doesn’t answer to that name. He prefers to be called “Ed.”
— answerer /ˈænsɚɚ/ noun, plural answerers [count]