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EtymologyEdit

отве́т (otvét) +‎ -ить (-itʹ)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ɐtˈvʲetʲɪtʲ]
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VerbEdit

отве́тить (otvétitʹpf (imperfective отвеча́ть)

  1. to answer, to reply
    • 1886, Anton Chekhov, “The Chorus Girl”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name); republished in Русский язык, 2002:
      Ба́рыня не сра́зу отве́тила.
      Bárynja ne srázu otvétila.
      The lady did not answer right away.
  2. to be responsible for, to be accountable for, to be liable for
  3. to account for, to answer for
  4. to be held to account for, to be called to account for

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