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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)

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.

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."