reply-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: answer or respond to something in words or action

"Where are you going?" I asked. "Home," he replied.
I replied that it was 12 o'clock.
I try to reply to letters the day I receive them.
She replied to the threats by going to the police.
Lucy replied with a kick to the guard's shins.
He replied not guilty to each charge as it was put to him by the court clerk.

FrameNet: Communication_response
PropBank: reply.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1