What does respond mean?

Definitions for respond
rɪˈspɒndre·spond

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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.

    Etymology: respondre (Modern répondre), from respondeo.

  2. respondnoun

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

    Etymology: respondre (Modern répondre), from respondeo.

  3. respondnoun

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

    Etymology: respondre (Modern répondre), from respondeo.

  4. respondverb

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

    Etymology: respondre (Modern répondre), from respondeo.

  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.

    Etymology: respondre (Modern répondre), from respondeo.

  6. respondverb

    To correspond; to suit.

    Etymology: respondre (Modern répondre), from respondeo.

  7. respondverb

    To satisfy; to answer.

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

    Etymology: respondre (Modern répondre), from respondeo.

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

Freebase

  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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    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. John Burt:

    It's a natural laboratory for studying how coral reefs might respond to climate change, these corals exist in hotter conditions than are projected for at least another century in places like Australias Great Barrier Reef and the Caribbean.

  2. Dianne Feinstein:

    You know whats interesting about this group?, ive been doing this for 30 years. I know what Im doing. You come in here, and you say it has to be my way or the highway. I dont respond to that, Feinstein continued. Ive gotten elected, I just ran. I was elected by almost a million-vote plurality. And I know what Im doing. So you know, maybe people should listen a little bit. Sunrise Movement, an organization that describes itself as wanting to stop climate change, shared a clip of the exchange on its Twitter page Friday. This is how @SenFeinstein reacted to children asking her to support the #GreenNewDeal resolution -- with smugness + disrespect. This is a fight for our generations survival. Her reaction is why young people desperately want new leadership in Congress, the tweet with the video said. HARRIS, FEINSTEIN FUME AFTER WHITE HOUSE RE-NOMINATES TWO CONSERVATIVE CALIFORNIA JUDGES The video begins with the group explaining that they wanted to present a letter to Feinstein and ask her.

  3. Charlie Nirua:

    Nothing at all. We saw planes coming, landing but we haven't heard anything about releasing all the food and all the supplies for the people, we're still waiting for the government to respond for that.

  4. Edward Snowden:

    I spoke at length just about personal values and just what it meant to me with the things that were happening since 2013, i guess he liked it. People do seem to respond to that.

  5. H.W. Mann:

    As awareness unfolds, higher levels of consciousness emerge. As our consciousness rises, so does the energetic field around us. This field influences the people attracted to us, how people respond to us, what events are attracted to us, and what opportunities present themselves. People and events of similar energetic fields resonate with each other. Attraction also occurs when energies are complementary. Conscious energy creates our physical reality and our experience.

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