What does respond mean?

Definitions for respond
rɪˈspɒndre·spond

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word respond.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. react, respond(verb)

    show a response or a reaction to something

  2. answer, reply, respond(verb)

    react verbally

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

  3. respond(verb)

    respond favorably or as hoped

    "The cancer responded to the aggressive therapy"

Wiktionary

  1. respond(Noun)

    A response.

    Etymology: respondre (Modern répondre), from respondeo.

  2. respond(Noun)

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

    Etymology: respondre (Modern répondre), from respondeo.

  3. respond(Noun)

    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. respond(Verb)

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

    Etymology: respondre (Modern répondre), from respondeo.

  5. respond(Verb)

    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. respond(Verb)

    To correspond; to suit.

    Etymology: respondre (Modern répondre), from respondeo.

  7. respond(Verb)

    To satisfy; to answer.

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

    Etymology: respondre (Modern répondre), from respondeo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Respond(verb)

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

  2. Respond(verb)

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

  3. Respond(verb)

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

  4. Respond(verb)

    to answer; to reply

  5. Respond(verb)

    to suit or accord with; to correspond to

  6. Respond(noun)

    an answer; a response

  7. Respond(noun)

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

  8. Respond(noun)

    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  

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. Victoria Nuland:

    These issues are still under review internally, including the types of equipment ... that would respond directly to some of the Russian supply.

  2. Mark Zuckerberg:

    I've been struggling with how to respond to the President's tweets and posts all day. Personally, I have a visceral negative reaction to this kind of divisive and inflammatory rhetoric, but I'm responsible for reacting not just in my personal capacity but as the leader of an institution committed to free expression.

  3. Scott Cummings:

    There is no uniform set of rules right now that govern the use of scooters [ across ] local jurisdictions, the business model of the companies is to roll out the scooters and then respond to the regulatory backlash.

  4. Jane Castor:

    Kids can stay home and go through the e-learning that they've been using all summer. They can respond to the classroom. My instinct tells me that the schools aren't going to open on time, that there'd be an actual delay.

  5. Andreas Schockenhoff:

    Russia will only respond when pressure is applied, and Putin will only do what he's forced to do.

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