respond

  • 1 respond — re‧spond [rɪˈspɒnd ǁ rɪˈspɑːnd] verb [intransitive] 1. to react to something that has happened: • The company responded aggressively by selling market rate investments. respond to • Overseas exchanges can t respond as quickly as Wall Street to… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Respond — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 respond — c.1300, respound, from O.Fr. respondere respond, correspond, from L. respondere respond, answer to, promise in return, from re back + spondere to pledge (see SPONDEE (Cf. spondee)). Modern spelling and pronunciation is from c.1600 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 Respond — Re*spond , v. t. 1. To answer; to reply. [1913 Webster] 2. To suit or accord with; to correspond to. [R.] [1913 Webster] For his great deeds respond his speeches great. Fairfax. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 respond — I verb acknowledge, answer, counterclaim, debate, discuss, exchange opinions, explain, give an answer, join issue, make a rejoinder, parry, plead, provide an answer, react, rebut, rejoin, reply, retort, return an answer II index answer (reply),… …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 Respond — Re*spond , n. 1. An answer; a response. [R.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Eccl.) A short anthem sung at intervals during the reading of a chapter. [1913 Webster] 3. (Arch.) A half pier or pillar attached to a wall to support an arch. Oxf. Gloss. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 respond — *answer, reply, rejoin, retort Analogous words: react, behave, +act Contrasted words: stimulate, excite, quicken (see PROVOKE) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 respond — [v] act in answer to something acknowledge, act in response, answer, answer back, behave, be in touch with, come back, come back at, come in, counter, feedback, feel for, field the question*, get back to*, get in touch, react, reciprocate, rejoin …

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  • 9 respond — ► VERB ▪ say or do something in reply or as a reaction. DERIVATIVES responder noun. ORIGIN Latin respondere answer, offer in return …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 respond — [ri spänd′] vi. [ME responden < OFr respondre < L respondere < re , back + spondere, to pledge: see SPONSOR] 1. to answer; reply 2. to act in return, as if in answer 3. to have a positive or favorable reaction [an infection that… …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 respond — verb 1 react ADVERB ▪ immediately, instantly ▪ promptly, quickly, rapidly, swiftly ▪ slowly ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 respond — v. 1) (D; intr.) ( to react ) to respond by (they responded by walking out) 2) (D; intr.) to respond to ( to answer ) to respond to a letter 3) (D; intr.) ( to react ) to respond to (to respond to treatment) * * * [rɪ spɒnd] (D; intr.) to respond …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 respond */*/*/ — UK [rɪˈspɒnd] / US [rɪˈspɑnd] verb Word forms respond : present tense I/you/we/they respond he/she/it responds present participle responding past tense responded past participle responded 1) [intransitive] to react to something by taking a… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 respond — re|spond [ rı spand ] verb *** 1. ) intransitive to react to something by taking a particular course of action: respond to: Colleges responded swiftly to the demand for new courses. respond (to something) by doing something: The body often… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 respond — re|spond W2S2 [rıˈspɔnd US rıˈspa:nd] v [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: respondere to promise in return, answer , from spondere; SPONSOR1] 1.) [I] to do something as a reaction to something that has been said or done = ↑react respond to ▪… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 respond — /ri spond /, v.i. 1. to reply or answer in words: to respond briefly to a question. 2. to make a return by some action as if in answer: to respond generously to a charity drive. 3. to react favorably. 4. Physiol. to exhibit some action or effect… …

    Universalium

  • 17 respond — [[t]rɪspɒ̱nd[/t]] ♦♦ responds, responding, responded 1) VERB When you respond to something that is done or said, you react to it by doing or saying something yourself. [V to n] They are likely to respond positively to the President s request for… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 respond — re•spond [[t]rɪˈspɒnd[/t]] v. i. 1) to answer in words: to respond to a question[/ex] 2) to make a return by some action: to respond to a charity drive[/ex] 3) to react favorably 4) phl to exhibit some action or effect; react: Nerves respond to… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 respond — /rəˈspɒnd / (say ruh spond) verb (i) 1. to answer; give a reply in words: to respond briefly to a question. 2. to make a return by some action as if in answer: to respond generously to a charitable appeal. 3. (sometimes followed by to) to exhibit …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 respond — I. noun Etymology: Middle English respounde, literally, reply, from Anglo French respuns, respunt response Date: 15th century an engaged pillar supporting an arch or closing a colonnade or arcade II. verb Etymology: alteration of Middle English… …

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