give the correct answer or solution to; "answer a question"; "answer the riddle"
react to a stimulus or command; "The steering of my new car answers to the slightest touch"
respond to a signal; "answer the door"; "answer the telephone"
give a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument); "The defendant answered to all the charges of the prosecution"
react verbally; "She didn't want to answer"; "answer the question"; "We answered that we would accept the invitation"
be satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of; "This may answer her needs"
match or correspond; "The drawing of the suspect answers to the description the victim gave"
be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity; "A few words would answer"; "This car suits my purpose well"; "Will $100 do?"; "A 'B' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school"; "Nothing else will serve"