Complete Definition of "respond"

English

Pronunciation
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Verb
en-verb

  1. intransitive To say something in return; to answer; to reply.
  2. intransitive To act in return; to exhibit some action or effect in return to a force or stimulus; to do something in response; to accord.
  3. intransitive To correspond; to suit.
  4. transitive To satisfy; to answer.

#: The prisoner was held to respond the judgment of the court.

Derived terms
responder

Noun
en-noun

  1. A response.
  2. A versicle or short anthem chanted at intervals during the reading of a lection.
  3. architecture A half-pillar, pilaster, or any corresponding device engaged in a wall to receive the impost of an arch.

Related terms
response
responsible
responsibility

See also
react

References
R:Century 1911
R:Webster 1913

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