answer englannista suomeksi
A solution to a problem.
To make a reply or response to.
(RQ:Shakespeare Venus and Adonis)
(RQ:KJV) there was no voice, nor any that answered.
To speak in defence against; to reply to in defence.
To respond to a call by someone at a door or telephone, or other similar piece of equipment.
To suit a need or purpose satisfactorily.
(quote-book)|passage=Inexperienced girl as I was, I fired at the idea of becoming his dupe, and fancying, perhaps, that there was more in merely answering his note than it would have amounted to, I said — "That kind of thing may answer very well with button-makers, but ladies don't like it. (..)
1871, (w), ''On Early English Pronunciation'', London: Trübner & Co., Part III, Chapter 7, section 1, p. 656, footnote 1,https://archive.org/details/onearlyenglishpr03elliuoft
- Of course for publication in a newspaper, my palaeotype would not answer, but my glossotype would enable the author to give his Pennsylvania German in an English form and much more intelligibly.
(quote-text)|title=(w)|chapter=41|passage=Theobald spoke as if watches had half-a-dozen purposes besides time-keeping, but he could hardly open his mouth without using one or other of his tags, and "answering every purpose" was one of them.
(RQ:Shakespeare Henry 5)
To file a document in response to a complaint.
1775, (w), ''(w)'', Dublin: G. Burnet ''et al.'', 1794, Act II, Scene 2, p. 25,http://name.umdl.umich.edu/004835563.0001.000
- Egad, I wish she had answer’d her picture as well.
1793, (w), ''The History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies'', Dublin: Luke White, Volume II, Book V, Chapter 2, p. 231,https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100268998
- The use of dunder in the making of rum, answers the purpose of yeast in the fermentation of flour.
To be opposite, or to act in opposition.
1786, (w), ''Observations, relative chiefly to picturesque beauty, made in the year 1772: on several parts of England; particularly the mountains, and lakes of Cumberland, and Westmoreland'', London: R. Blamire, Volume II, Section 19, p. 85,http://name.umdl.umich.edu/004863362.0001.002
- The windows answering each other, we could just discern the glowing horizon through them (..)
To be or act in conformity, or by way of accommodation, correspondence, relation, or proportion; to conform; to correspond; to suit; usually with ''to''.
(RQ:Shakespeare Measure) that the time may haue all ſhadow, and ſilence in it: and the place anſwere to conuenience
(RQ:Swift Gulliver's Travels) I might carry about me several Weapons, which must needs be dangerous things, if they answered the Bulk of so prodigious a Person.
To respond to satisfactorily; to meet successfully by way of explanation, argument, or justification; to refute.
(RQ:KJV) no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.
(RQ:Macaulay History of England)
To be or act in compliance with, in fulfillment or satisfaction of, as an order, obligation, or demand.
(RQ:Shakespeare Henry 4-1) this proud king (..) studies day and night / To answer all the debts he owes unto you
To render account to or for.
(RQ:Shakespeare Henry 4-1) I will, by to-morrow dinner-time, / Send him to answer thee, or any man, / For any thing he shall be charged withal:
To atone for; to be punished for.
(RQ:Shakespeare Julius Caesar) The noble Brutus / Hath told you Caesar was ambitious: / If it were so, it was a grievous fault, / And grievously hath Caesar answer’d it.
To be or act as an equivalent to, or as adequate or sufficient for; to serve for; to repay.