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

How to pronounce respond?

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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. Elyse Gellerman:

    A lot of the work we fund is basic science in the laboratory, learning why these tumors grow and spread, we don't know all the answers about that. Researchers are trying to understand these tumors at a cellular level and -- with some of the treatments available -- why some patients respond and others do not.

  2. Heather Holmen:

    It is at the discretion of privately licensed Alberta retailers to work in consultation with CannTrust and Health Canada to determine whether they will continue to sell existing inventory, should they have affected products, as Health Canada has not issued a recall at this point, AGLC will continue to monitor the situation and respond accordingly once Health Canada releases their findings.

  3. John Sheahan:

    I personally don’t think we’re ever going to be satisfied with the why, said John Sheahan, a former sergeant and SWAT team officer with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. We're talking about someone who has never had a lot of friends, kept to himself, and had all the finances in the world to do what he was going to do. Since the shooting, The FBI and police investigators have interviewed hundreds of witnesses, including Paddock's girlfriend Mary Lou Danley. They also looked into his gun buying history, taken apart his computer and even sent his brain to Stanford University for detailed forensic examination. But in recent weeks, authorities have provided little to no insight into the status of their investigation. The FBI’s Las Vegas field office did not respond to Fox News ’ request for an interview while the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department declined to take part in one. When we have more information to provide, we will let everybody know, LVMPD Officer Larry Hadfield told Fox News. But John Sheahan warns there may never be new information to release. Police investigators want to give the public answers. It takes the monkey off your backs.

  4. Paul Gronke:

    Citizens could respond to all this and say our democracy is broken, election officials need to move now.

  5. RJ Intindola:

    How many times have we encountered a person that states, “can I ask a question,” and proceeds to ask the question before you can respond. In these cases, they’ve given us a choice and then take it away. What they’re really doing here, is making a statement and not asking you to decide.

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