Hart did not reply to queries from Newsweek/The Daily Beast.
We want to convey to the world that this is our reply to U.S. drone attacks.
Somers said she was unavailable to talk, but she did reply to some questions via email.
late 14c., "to make an answer," from Old French replier "to reply, turn back," from Late Latin replicare "to reply, repeat," in classical Latin "fold back, fold over, bend back," from re- "back, again" (see re-) + plicare "to fold" (see ply (v.1)). Latin literal sense of "to fold back" is attested from mid-15c. in English but is not now used. Modern French répliquer (Middle French replier) is directly from Late Latin. Related: Replied; replying.
1550s, from reply (v.).