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Etymology 1Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of こたえる – see the following entry at 答える.
こたえる【答える】
[verb](intransitive) to answer a question
[verb](transitive) to say in reply to a question
(This term, こたえる, is a hiragana spelling of 答える.)

Etymology 2Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of こたえる – see the following entry at 応える.
こたえる【応える】
[verb]answer, respond to a call, request
[verb]reward
[verb]live up to
[verb]really feel, hit someone, come home to someone
(This term, こたえる, is a hiragana spelling of 応える.)