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Meaning of RESPOND

Pronunciation:  ri'spând

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  show a response or a reaction to something
  2. [v]  respond favorably or as hoped; "The cancer responded to the aggressive therapy"
  3. [v]  reply or respond to; "She didn't want to answer"; "answer the question"; "We answered that we would accept the invitation"
 

RESPOND is a 7 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: answer, react, reply
 
 See Also: accept, acknowledge, act, answer, bridle, come back, counter, explode, field, greet, marvel, move, notice, overreact, rejoin, repay, respond, retort, return, riposte, sass, say, state, stool, tell, treat, wonder

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Re*spond"\ (r?*sp?nd"), v. i. [imp. & p. p.
    {Responded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Responding}.] [OF. respondre,
    F. r['e]pondre, fr. L. respondere, responsum; pref. re- re- +
    spondere to promise. See {Sponsor}.]
    1. To say somethin in return; to answer; to reply; as, to
       respond to a question or an argument.
    
    2. To show some effect in return to a force; to act in
       response; to accord; to correspond; to suit.
    
             A new affliction strings a new cord in the heart,
             which responds to some new note of complaint within
             the wide scale of human woe.          --Buckminster.
    
             To every theme responds thy various lay. --Broome.
    
    3. To render satisfaction; to be answerable; as, the
       defendant is held to respond in damages. [U.S.]
    
    Syn: To answer; reply; rejoin. See {Reply}.
    
    
  2. \Re*spond"\, v. t.
    1. To answer; to reply.
    
    2. To suit or accord with; to correspond to. [R.]
    
             For his great deeds respond his speeches great.
                                                   --Fairfax.
    
    
  3. \Re*spond"\, n.
    1. An answer; a response. [R.]
    
    2. (Eccl.) A short anthem sung at intervals during the
       reading of a chapter.
    
    3. (Arch.) A half pier or pillar attached to a wall to
       support an arch. --Oxf. Gloss.
    
    
 

 

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