What does respond mean?

Definitions for respond
rɪˈspɒndre·spond

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word respond.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. react, respondverb

    show a response or a reaction to something

  2. answer, reply, respondverb

    react verbally

    "She didn't want to answer"; "answer the question"; "We answered that we would accept the invitation"

  3. respondverb

    respond favorably or as hoped

    "The cancer responded to the aggressive therapy"

Wiktionary

  1. respondnoun

    A response.

  2. respondnoun

    A versicle or short anthem chanted at intervals during the reading of a lection.

  3. respondnoun

    A half-pillar, pilaster, or any corresponding device engaged in a wall to receive the impost of an arch.

  4. respondverb

    To say something in return; to answer; to reply.

  5. respondverb

    To act in return; to exhibit some action or effect in return to a force or stimulus; to do something in response; to accord.

  6. respondverb

    To correspond; to suit.

  7. respondverb

    To satisfy; to answer.

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

  8. Etymology: respondre (Modern répondre), from respondeo.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To RESPONDverb

    Etymology: respondeo, Lat. respondre, Fr.

    To ev’ry theme responds thy various lay;
    Her rowls a torrent, there meanders play. William Broome.

Wikipedia

  1. Respond

    A respond is a half-pier or half-pillar that is bonded into a wall and designed to carry the springer at one end of an arch.

ChatGPT

  1. respond

    Respond generally refers to the action of giving an answer or reply to a question, request, reaction, or situation. It can also mean reacting to something in a particular way, such as responding to stimuli or a particular physical or emotional situation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Respondverb

    to say somethin in return; to answer; to reply; as, to respond to a question or an argument

  2. Respondverb

    to show some effect in return to a force; to act in response; to accord; to correspond; to suit

  3. Respondverb

    to render satisfaction; to be answerable; as, the defendant is held to respond in damages

  4. Respondverb

    to answer; to reply

  5. Respondverb

    to suit or accord with; to correspond to

  6. Respondnoun

    an answer; a response

  7. Respondnoun

    a short anthem sung at intervals during the reading of a chapter

  8. Respondnoun

    a half pier or pillar attached to a wall to support an arch

Wikidata

  1. Respond

    A respond is a half-pier or half-pillar which is bonded into a wall and designed to carry the springer at one end of an arch.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Respond

    rē-spond′, v.i. to answer or reply: to correspond to or suit: to be answerable: to make a liturgical response: to be liable for payment.—v.t. to satisfy.—n. a versicle, &c., occurring at intervals, as in the responses to the commandments in the Anglican service: (archit.) a pilaster, &c., in a wall for receiving the impost of an arch.—ns. Respon′dence, Respon′dency, act of responding: reply: (Spens.) correspondence.—adj. Respon′dent, answering: corresponding to expectation.—n. one who answers, esp. in a law-suit: one who refutes objections.—ns. Responden′tia, a loan on the cargo of a vessel; Respon′sal, a liturgical response: a proctor for a monastery; Response′, a reply: an oracular answer: the answer made by the congregation to the priest during divine service: reply to an objection in a formal disputation: a short anthem sung at intervals during a lection; Responsibil′ity, Respon′sibleness, state of being responsible: what one is responsible for: a trust.—adj. Respon′sible, liable to be called to account or render satisfaction: answerable: capable of discharging duty: able to pay.—adv. Respon′sibly.—n.pl. Respon′sions, the first of the three examinations for the B.A. degree at Oxford, familiarly called 'smalls.'—adj. Respon′sive, inclined to respond: answering: correspondent.—adv. Respon′sively.—n. Respon′siveness, the state of being responsive.—adj. Responsō′rial, responsive.—n. an office-book containing the responsories.—adj. Respon′sory, making answer.—n. a portion of a psalm sung between the missal lections: the answer of the people to the priest in church service: a response book.—n. Respon′sūre (obs.), response. [Fr.,—L. respondēre, responsumre-, back, spondēre, to promise.]

Editors Contribution

  1. respond

    To give an accurate, perfect, effective and efficient response.

    They responded effectively to the message they received.


    Submitted by MaryC on January 11, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'respond' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3007

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'respond' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2103

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'respond' in Verbs Frequency: #291

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of respond in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of respond in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of respond in a Sentence

  1. Jackson Wright:

    No patient group was identified who did not respond to a lower blood pressure target.

  2. Philip Hammond:

    If our European Union partners respond to such a vision positively - obviously it will be subject to negotiation - so that there is a sense perhaps later this year that we are all on the same page in terms of where we expect to be going. I think that will send a reassuring signal to the business community and to markets.

  3. WhatsApp:

    Like the Government of India, we're horrified by these terrible acts of violence and wanted to respond quickly to the very important issues you have raised, we believe that false news, misinformation and the spread of hoaxes are issues best tackled collectively: by government, civil society and technology companies working together.

  4. Bruno Le Maire:

    We will be ready to respond firmly with our European partners, a friendly resolution to the Boeing/Airbus dispute is the best solution, and all the more so given that Europe could impose sanctions on the United States next year.

  5. Marco Rubio:

    If Russia believes that they can respond and retaliate against Turkey because NATO's not going to do anything about it, what they are basically doing is they are making the argument that NATO is no longer viable, that it is a feckless alliance, so it's important for us to be clear that we will respond and defend Turkey if they come under assault from the Russians.

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