What does answer for mean?

answer for meaning in General Dictionary

furnish a justifying analysis or explanation

Sentence Examples with the word answer for

She cheered the wife of her English secretary, now under arrest, with promises to answer for her husband to all accusations brought against him, took her new-born child from the mother's arms, and in default of clergy baptized it, to Paulet's Puritanic horror, with her own hands by her own name.

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