Definition of "respond" []

  • To make a reply; answer. See Synonyms at answer. (verb-intransitive)
  • To act in return or in answer. (verb-intransitive)
  • To react positively or favorably: The patient has responded rapidly to the treatment. (verb-intransitive)
  • To give as a reply; answer. (verb-transitive)
  • Architecture 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. (noun)
  • To state or utter (something) in reply (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To act in reply; react (verb)
  • To react favourably (verb)
  • A pilaster or an engaged column that supports an arch or a lintel (noun)
  • A choral anthem chanted in response to a lesson read at a church service (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "respond" in a sentence
  • "DX: How did the label respond to you evolving like this?"
  • "Scott decides the way to respond is to throw their gear overboard — it will make the boat lighter, he figures."
  • "Religiously curious people I'd call them "liberal," although most wouldn't accept the label respond to people who hold different beliefs and practice different faiths as kindred spirits."