I wanted to use a short term to indicate the person that answers a question, for example you, who are probably going to help me with this problem; but the only thing that came to my mind is to say:

"the person who answered to that question".

Does it exist such a term?


1 Answer 1


An answerer answers a question.

A defendant (or their lawyer) tries to defend themselves against a criminal charge in court.

A respondent (or their lawyer) responds to a motion in court.

As CopperKettle suggests, a replier replies to a statement or question.

A torture victim is someone who has been "put to the question" by the inquisition.

A witness is someone who testifies in court. They may be subject to examination and cross-examination by the lawyers, and answer the lawyers' questions.

An invitee RSVPs. (Répondez s'il vous plaît is French for "Respond if it pleases you.")

An interviewee answers a series of questions. Policemen ask questions of subjects, suspects, witnesses, and persons of interest. Employers interview job applicants. Journalists also conduct interviews. Talk show hosts interview guests and callers.

You must log in to answer this question.