Reply vs Responds - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between reply and responds

is that reply is (intransitive) to give a written or spoken response, especially to a question, request, accusation or criticism; to answer while responds is (respond).

As nouns the difference between reply and responds

is that reply is a written or spoken response; part of a conversation while responds is .

reply

English

Verb

(en-verb)
  • (intransitive) To give a written or spoken response, especially to a question, request, accusation or criticism; to answer.
  • Please reply to my letter.
    "Sorry I'm late," replied the student.
    He replied that he was not sure.
  • To act or gesture in response.
  • Joanne replied to Pete's insult with a slap to his face.
  • * 1988 , Emmanuel Doe Ziorklui, Ghana: Nkrumah to Rawlings
  • It is a sound to be dreaded until you ascertain that it is being made by friendly forces; even then, your welcome to it must be tempered with some caution, because gunfire usually leads to replying gunfire
  • To repeat something back; to echo.
  • Synonyms

    * respond, answer, retort, answer back, react, rejoin, counter, return, revert, follow up, get back to

    Noun

    (replies)
  • A written or spoken response; part of a conversation.
  • Something given in reply.
  • Synonyms

    * answer, comeback, response, retort, return, account, rejoinder, riposte, reaction

    responds

    English

    Noun

    (head)
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (respond)