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2. operation, employment, utilization, use; application, appliance, adhibition, functioning.
3. feat, performance, recitation, recital; composition, etude, study, scales.
4. exercises ceremony, ritual, rite, observances, formalities; service, worship.
-v. 5. warm up, limber up, work out, work up a lather, exert, flex one's muscles; practice, drill, train; school, indoctrinate, inculcate, develop.
6. employ, apply, use, utilize; execute, perform, discharge; display, exhibit, show, indicate.
7. effect, produce, effectuate, bring about, impart.
8. worry, make uneasy, agitate, stir up; perturb, disturb, trouble, distress; annoy, vex, Inf. drive up the wall. exert, v. 1. exercise, use, employ, put to use, utilize; wield, bring into play, set in motion, put to work; put forth, expend, spend, put out.
2. exert oneself strive, endeavor, attempt; struggle, strain, push, drive, go all out, knock oneself out,
Sl. bust a gut, Sl. bust one's butt; apply oneself, concentrate, beat one's brains out, cudgel one's brains; give [s.t.] one's all, do one's best or utmost or damnedest, spare no effort, take pains; toil, labor, plod, drudge, grind, sweat, slave, exertion, n. 1. effort, struggle, strain, stress, push, drive, Inf. muscle, Inf. elbow grease; endeavor, attempt; industry, diligence, assiduity, sedulity.
2. exercitation, application, adhibition; use, employ, utilization, practice, exercise, exfoliate, v. scale, peel, flake, flake off, shell, fall off,
Pathol, desquamate; shed, cast off, molt, mew; depilate, decorticate, pare, husk, skin; splinter, shiver, slice.
exfoliation,
n. 1. scaling, flaking, molting, mew ing, Pathol, desquamation; depilation, paring, husking, decortication.
2. integument, pellicle, skin, outerskin, shell, husk, coat.
exhalation,
n. 1. breath, respiration, expiration, exsufflation; evaporation, vaporization, emanation, volatilization, gasification, dissipation.
2. vapor, steam, gas, air; puff, huff, whiff, gasp, blast; sigh, sough, suspiration. exhale, v. 1. breathe, respire, expire, exsufflate; blow, puff, huff, bluster, pant, gasp, wheeze; sigh, sough, whisper, whistle, whiff, whiffle.
2. breathe out, expel, emit, eject, belch; blow off, give off, emanate, spout, send off, pass off, pour off; smoke, fumigate, fume, reek; vent, exhaust, evacuate.
3. evaporate, draw off, vaporize, vapor, volatilize, escape; rise in vapor, go up in smoke, steam, gasify, dissipate. exhaust, v. 1. use up, consume, eat up, finish; expend, spend, dissipate,
Sl. blow; waste, squander, fritter away, fool away, run through; Inf. scrape the bottom of the barrel.
2. drain, wear out, fatigue, weary, tire, tire out, enervate, lethargize; wind, fag,
Inf. tucker, Inf. bush, Inf. take it out of, Sl. poop, Sl. poop out, Sl. knock out, burn out, do in; sap, overtire, overwork, burn the candle at both ends; overtask, tax, strain; prostrate, debilitate, disable, devitalize.
3. draw out, extract, root up, take out, extricate; dig up, comb through, treat thoroughly, go over, go over with a fine-toothed comb, cover all the ground.
4. empty, drain off, pour out, discharge, spill, run out; deplete, deflate, collapse; clean out, clear out, sweep off.

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These verbs have essentially the same meaning. You can:
  • answer an email
  • reply to an email (most common when talking about e-mail)
  • respond to an email

    When someone calls you, you answer the phone (or pick up the phone).

    When you make a statement or some comments, we usually say the other person replies or responds.

    When you ask a question, we usually say the other person answers. However, this is not 100% - reply and respond can also be used for answering a question.

    When used as a noun (with a, an, the and possessive pronouns like my, your, his, her, etc.) the words answer and reply don't change - but the noun form of "respond" is response.
  • He answered my question, but I didn't understand his answer.
  • We're waiting for a reply from the customer.
  • Her response to his comment was brilliant.

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