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answer

1. Law
a. a party's written reply to his opponent's interrogatories
b. (in divorce law) the respondent's written reply to the petition
2. a musical phrase that follows the subject of a fugue, reproducing it a fifth higher or a fourth lower
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We want to be a regional answering service resource that companies throughout Massachusetts and New England look to for reliable, professional telephone support.
I suppose it is possible for someone to maintain his or her dignity while not answering questions, but it is virtually impossible to maintain credibility.
New Jersey Bell is accepting customers' old telephones and answering machines for recycling when they subscribe to Answer Call during a special promotion at seven participating Stern's department stores in New Jersey: those in Bridgewater, Jersey City, Ocean Township, Paramus, Toms River, Wayne and Woodbridge.
The IAD investigators advised the deputy of departmental policy that required answering such questions and gave her a direct order to answer specific questions relating to an incident where she allegedly engaged in vigilante-type activity when investigating the theft of her sister's purse.
Call Screening -- Much like a traditional home answering machine, callers can be routed to a voicemail greeting where they can leave a message.
Its easy-to-use system can be set up in 20 minutes and eliminates many of the support "pains" involved in answering and tracking customer questions and problem tickets.
Many customers choose to use a peripheral answering machine when they are unable to answer the phone or for after-hours message taking.
Answering the tough financial questions facing today's working families and individuals, Answer Financial Inc.
Additionally, CNET users that provide information in CNET's user forums can sign up to be KeenSpeakers and earn a per-minute fee for answering questions about things they already know.
Saddletree Research Claims Internet Call Answering Will Reach Nine
eVoice home voicemail also includes new features, not provided by the local phone company or an answering machine, that simplify and enhance consumers' daily communications.