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, 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.

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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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. Dan Coats:

    As Director of National Intelligence, I have pushed for and received enhanced authorities to empower the intelligence community to respond to cyberattacks and foreign influence campaigns.

  2. Margaret Chan:

    However a high level of vigilance and response capacity must be maintained to ensure the ability of the countries to prevent Ebola infections and to rapidly detect and respond to flare-ups in the future.

  3. Ian Bremmer:

    The potential for the Russians to engage in material escalation vis-à-vis Ukraine and other issues involving core European national security, and whether or not the Americans are able to effectively and multilaterally respond with our allies, I think is a very big question, and frankly, it is the most consequential of the geopolitical challenges that Biden will have faced to date of his first year.

  4. Daniel Roth:

    Jahromiis a key player in Iran’s brutal war against dissident voices and plays a key role in repression and censorship … Jahromi also served seven years, from 2002 to 2009, inIran’s Ministry of Intelligence, one of the most brutal agencies under the regime and responsible for torture and execution of journalists, ethnic and sexual minorities, and other dissident voices … anddespite all this( including being sanctioned by the U.S. for internet censorship,) UNIDO sees fit to respond to ? and indeed implement ? this man’s request.

  5. Warren Davidson:

    Americans have had decades of Dr. Fauci’s leadership, and he publicly failed to respond appropriately to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is time for him to step aside so that new leadership can ‘follow the science’ and start reopening America.

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