(b) To render account to or for.
I will . . . send him to answer thee.
(c) To atone; to be punished for.
And grievously hath Cæzar answered it.
(d) To be opposite to; to face.
The windows answering each other, we could just discern the glowing horizon them.
(e) To be or act an equivalent to, or as adequate or sufficient for; to serve for; to repay. [R.]
Money answereth all things.
Eccles. x. 19.
(f) To be or act in accommodation, conformity, relation, or proportion to; to correspond to; to suit.
Weapons must needs be dangerous things, if they answered the bulk of so prodigious a person.
(An"swer), v. i.
1. To speak or write by way of return or in reply; to make response.
There was no voice, nor any that answered.
1 Kings xviii. 26.
2. To make a satisfactory response or return. Hence: To render account, or to be responsible; to be
accountable; to make amends; as, the man must answer to his employer for the money intrusted to his
Let his neck answer for it, if there is any martial law.
3. To be or act in return. Hence: (a) To be or act by way of compliance, fulfillment, reciprocation, or
satisfaction; to serve the purpose; as, gypsum answers as a manure on some soils.
Do the strings answer to thy noble hand?
(b) To be opposite, or to act in opposition. (c) To be or act as an equivalent, or as adequate or sufficient; as,
a very few will answer. (d) To be or act in conformity, or by way of accommodation, correspondence,
relation, or proportion; to conform; to correspond; to suit; usually with to.
That the time may have all shadow and silence in it, and the place answer to convenience.
If this but answer to my just belief,
I 'll remember you.
As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.
Pro. xxvii. 19.
(An"swer), n. [OE. andsware, AS. andswaru; and against + swerian to swear. . See Anti-,
and Swear, and cf. 1st un-.]
1. A reply to a change; a defense.
At my first answer no man stood with me.
2 Tim. iv. 16.