Respond definition

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To react positively or favorably.

The patient has responded rapidly to the treatment.

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To answer; reply.
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To act in return, as if in answer.
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To react to a stimulus or to a treatment, especially in a favorable way.

Tumors that responded to radiation.

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To give as a reply; answer.
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To have a positive or favorable reaction.

An infection that responded to treatment.

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(law) To be answerable or liable.
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To say in answer; reply.
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A pilaster or half-pier engaged to a wall and carrying one end of an arch or groin, often at the end of an arcade.
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(archit.) An engaged column, pilaster, etc. supporting an arch.
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Respond is defined as to answer or reply or to act in return.

An example of to respond is to answer a question in class.

An example of to respond is for an ambulance to rush to the scene of an accident after a phone call requesting their service.

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(intransitive) To say something in return; to answer; to reply.

To respond to a question or an argument.

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(intransitive) To act in return; to exhibit some action or effect in return to a force or stimulus; to do something in response; to accord.
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(intransitive) To correspond with; to suit.
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To satisfy; to answer.

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

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A versicle or short anthem chanted at intervals during the reading of a lection.
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(architecture) A half-pillar, pilaster, or any corresponding device engaged in a wall to receive the impost of an arch.
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To make a reply; answer.

Respond to an e-mail.

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To act in return or in answer.

Firefighters responding to a call.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
respond
Plural:
responds

Origin of respond

  • Middle English responden from Old French respondre from Latin respondēre re- re- spondēre to promise spend- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French respondre (Modern répondre), from Latin respondeō.

    From Wiktionary