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re·spond

 (rĭ-spŏnd′)
v. re·spond·ed, re·spond·ing, re·sponds
v.intr.
1. To make a reply; answer: respond to an email.
2. To act in return or in answer: firefighters responding to a call. See Synonyms at answer.
3. To react to a stimulus or to a treatment, especially in a favorable way: tumors that responded to radiation.
v.tr.
To give as a reply; answer.
n. 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.

[Middle English responden, from Old French respondre, from Latin respondēre : re-, re- + spondēre, to promise; see spend- in Indo-European roots.]

re·spond′er n.

respond

(rɪˈspɒnd)
vb
1. to state or utter (something) in reply
2. (intr) to act in reply; react: to respond by issuing an invitation.
3. (foll by: to) to react favourably: this patient will respond to treatment.
4. an archaic word for correspond
n
5. (Architecture) architect a pilaster or an engaged column that supports an arch or a lintel
6. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity a choral anthem chanted in response to a lesson read at a church service
[C14: from Old French respondre, from Latin rēspondēre to return like for like, from re- + spondēre to pledge; see spouse, sponsor]
reˈspondence, reˈspondency n
reˈsponder n

re•spond

(rɪˈspɒnd)

v.i.
1. to answer in words: to respond to a question.
2. to make a return by some action: to respond to a charity drive.
3. to react favorably.
4. to exhibit some action or effect; react: Nerves respond to stimuli.
v.t.
5. to say in answer; reply.
n.
6. a half pier, pilaster, or the like supporting an arch or lintel.
7. a short anthem chanted at intervals during the reading of a lection.
[1350–1400; (n.) Middle English: responsory < Old French, derivative of respondre to respond < Latin respondēre to promise in return, reply, answer =re- re- + spondēre to pledge, promise (compare sponsor); (v.) < Latin respondēre]

respond


Past participle: responded
Gerund: responding

Imperative
respond
respond
Present
I respond
you respond
he/she/it responds
we respond
you respond
they respond
Preterite
I responded
you responded
he/she/it responded
we responded
you responded
they responded
Present Continuous
I am responding
you are responding
he/she/it is responding
we are responding
you are responding
they are responding
Present Perfect
I have responded
you have responded
he/she/it has responded
we have responded
you have responded
they have responded
Past Continuous
I was responding
you were responding
he/she/it was responding
we were responding
you were responding
they were responding
Past Perfect
I had responded
you had responded
he/she/it had responded
we had responded
you had responded
they had responded
Future
I will respond
you will respond
he/she/it will respond
we will respond
you will respond
they will respond
Future Perfect
I will have responded
you will have responded
he/she/it will have responded
we will have responded
you will have responded
they will have responded
Future Continuous
I will be responding
you will be responding
he/she/it will be responding
we will be responding
you will be responding
they will be responding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been responding
you have been responding
he/she/it has been responding
we have been responding
you have been responding
they have been responding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been responding
you will have been responding
he/she/it will have been responding
we will have been responding
you will have been responding
they will have been responding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been responding
you had been responding
he/she/it had been responding
we had been responding
you had been responding
they had been responding
Conditional
I would respond
you would respond
he/she/it would respond
we would respond
you would respond
they would respond
Past Conditional
I would have responded
you would have responded
he/she/it would have responded
we would have responded
you would have responded
they would have responded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.respond - show a response or a reaction to something
treat - regard or consider in a specific way; "I treated his advances as a joke"
bristle - react in an offended or angry manner; "He bristled at her suggestion that he should teach her how to use the program"
flip out, flip - react in an excited, delighted, or surprised way; "he flipped when he heard that he was accepted into Princeton University"
overreact - show an exaggerated response to something; "Don't overreact to the bad news--take it easy"
answer - react to a stimulus or command; "The steering of my new car answers to the slightest touch"
accept - be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal; "The cow accepted the bull"
stool - react to a decoy, of wildfowl
respond - respond favorably or as hoped; "The cancer responded to the aggressive therapy"
greet - react to in a certain way; "The President was greeted with catcalls"
explode - show a violent emotional reaction; "The boss exploded when he heard of the resignation of the secretary"
accept - react favorably to; consider right and proper; "People did not accept atonal music at that time"; "We accept the idea of universal health care"
answer - respond to a signal; "answer the door"; "answer the telephone"
refuse, decline - show unwillingness towards; "he declined to join the group on a hike"
consent, go for, accept - give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution"
marvel, wonder - be amazed at; "We marvelled at the child's linguistic abilities"
acknowledge, notice - express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with; "He never acknowledges his colleagues when they run into him in the hallway"; "She acknowledged his complement with a smile"; "it is important to acknowledge the work of others in one's own writing"
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
refuse, reject, resist - resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ; "His body rejected the liver of the donor"
2.respond - react verballyrespond - react verbally; "She didn't want to answer"; "answer the question"; "We answered that we would accept the invitation"
call back - return or repeat a telephone call; "I am busy right now--can you call back in an hour?"; "She left a message but the contractor never called back"
counter - speak in response; "He countered with some very persuasive arguments"
field - answer adequately or successfully; "The lawyer fielded all questions from the press"
sass - answer back in an impudent or insolent manner; "don't sass me!"; "The teacher punished the students who were sassing all morning";
say, state, tell - express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name"
bridle - respond to the reins, as of horses
3.respond - respond favorably or as hoped; "The cancer responded to the aggressive therapy"
react, respond - show a response or a reaction to something

respond

verb
1. answer, return, reply, come back, counter, acknowledge, retort, rejoin `Of course,' she responded scornfully.
answer ignore, turn a blind eye, remain silent
2. (often with to) reply to, answer, counter, acknowledge, say something to He was quick to respond to questions.
3. react, retaliate, hit back at, reciprocate, take the bait, rise to the bait, act in response He responded to the attacks by exacting suitable retribution.

respond

verb
1. To speak or act in response, as to a question:
2. To act in return to something, as a stimulus:
3. To present with a specified reaction:
Translations
يَتَجاوَب مع أوامِر، يُلَبِّييُجيبيَسْتَجيبيَسْتَجِيبُ
reagovatodpovědět
svarelystrereagere
vastata
odgovoriti
svarasvara, bregîast viî
返答する
응답하다
atsakinėjimasatsakingaiatsakomasisjautriaipakaltinamas
atbildētatsauktiespadoties ārstēšanai
odgovoritiodzvati se
svara
ตอบ
cevap vermekiyi sonuç vermekkarşılık vermekuymak
trả lời

respond

[rɪsˈpɒnd] VI
1. (= answer) → contestar, responder
2. (= be responsive) → responder, reaccionar (to a) it responds to sunlightreacciona a la luz solar, es sensible a la luz solar
to respond to treatmentresponder al tratamiento
the cat responds to kindnessel gato es sensible a los buenos tratos

respond

[rɪˈspɒnd]
vi
(= reply) → répondre
she responded by saying ... → elle a répondu en disant que ...
(= react) → répondre
to respond with sth → répondre avec qch
The army responded with gunfire and tear gas → L'armée a répondu avec des coups de feu et des gaz lacrymogènes.
to respond by doing sth
Her bosses responded by making her redundant → Ses patrons ont répondu en la licenciant.
to respond positively to sth → répondre positivement à qch
to respond to pressure → répondre à la pression
to respond to sb's needs → répondre aux besoins de qn
to respond to a crisis → répondre à la crise
to respond to treatment [patient, disease, illness] → répondre au traitement
vt (= reply) → répondre
to respond that ... → répondre que ...

respond

vi
(= reply)antworten; to respond to a questioneine Frage beantworten, auf eine Frage antworten or erwidern; to respond to a toasteinen Toast erwidern
(= show reaction) (→ auf +acc) → reagieren; (brakes, meter)reagieren, ansprechen; to respond to an appealeinen Appell beantworten; to respond to an appeal for moneyeinem Spendenaufruf folgen; they responded well to the appeal for moneyder Spendenaufruf fand ein großes Echo; to respond to a calleinem Ruf folgen; the patient did not respond to the treatment/his mother’s voiceder Patient sprach auf die Behandlung nicht an/reagierte nicht auf die Stimme seiner Mutter; the illness responded to treatmentdie Behandlung schlug an

respond

[rɪˈspɒnd] virispondere
to respond to treatment (Med) → reagire (bene) alla cura

respond

(rəˈspond) verb
(with to).
1. to answer with words, a reaction, gesture etc. He didn't respond to my question; I smiled at her, but she didn't respond.
2. to show a good reaction eg to some course of treatment. His illness did not respond to treatment by drugs.
3. (of vehicles etc) to be guided easily by controls. The pilot said the plane did not respond to the controls.
reˈsponse (-s) noun
1. a reply or reaction. Our letters have never met with any response; My suggestions met with little response.
2. (usually in plural) in church services, a part spoken by the congregation rather than the priest.
reˌsponsiˈbility (-sə-) plural reˌsponsiˈbilities noun
1. something which a person has to look after, do etc. He takes his responsibilities very seriously.
2. the state of having important duties. a position of responsibility.
3. the state of being responsible. his responsibility for the accident.
reˈsponsible (-səbl) adjective
1. having a duty to see that something is done etc. We'll make one person responsible for buying the food for the trip.
2. (of a job etc) having many duties eg the making of important decisions. The job of manager is a very responsible post.
3. (with for) being the cause of something. Who is responsible for the stain on the carpet?
4. (of a person) able to be trusted; sensible. We need a responsible person for this job.
5. (with for) able to control, and fully aware of (one's actions). The lawyer said that at the time of the murder, his client was not responsible for his actions.
reˈsponsibly (-sə-) adverb
in a trustworthy or serious way. Do try to behave responsibly.
reˈsponsive (-siv) adjective
(negative unresponsive). a responsive, kindly girl; a responsive smile; The disease is responsive to treatment.
reˈsponsively adverb
reˈsponsiveness noun

respond

يَسْتَجِيبُ reagovat svare antworten ανταποκρίνομαι responder vastata réagir odgovoriti rispondere 返答する 응답하다 antwoorden svare odpowiedzieć responder отвечать svara ตอบ karşılık vermek trả lời 回答

respond

vi responder
References in classic literature ?
The church-bells, with various tones, but all in harmony, were calling out and responding to one another,--"It is the Sabbath
answered Hester, turning pale as death, but responding to this voice, which she too surely recognised.
On this occasion, Miss Pross, responding to Ladybird's pleasant face and pleasant efforts to please her, unbent exceedingly; so the dinner was very pleasant, too.
It has never been attributed to you,' I returned, earnestly responding to her earnestness.
But the old boy was so far from responding, that he would not even walk to Hammersmith on the same side of the way; so, Herbert and I, who remained in town, saw them going down the street on opposite sides; Startop leading, and Drummle lagging behind in the shadow of the houses, much as he was wont to follow in his boat.
I had by this time mastered the intricacies of walking under Martian conditions, and quickly responding to his command I advanced to the side of the incubator where the warriors stood.
Esther, passive as ever, was helped out and crossed the garden with a slow and mechanical gait; and Dick, following close behind her, heard from within the cottage his father's voice upraised in an anathema, and the shriller tones of the Admiral responding in the key of war.
But Fernand, instead of responding to this amiable gesture, remained mute and trembling.
The self-possession of that man had somehow induced a cor- responding state in myself.
High up against the horizon were the huge conical masses of hill, like giant mounds intended to fortify this region of corn and grass against the keen and hungry winds of the north; not distant enough to be clothed in purple mystery, but with sombre greenish sides visibly specked with sheep, whose motion was only revealed by memory, not detected by sight; wooed from day to day by the changing hours, but responding with no change in themselves--left for ever grim and sullen after the flush of morning, the winged gleams of the April noonday, the parting crimson glory of the ripening summer sun.
The dread alarum should make the earth quake to its centre, for the herald is about to address mankind with a summons to which even the purest mortal may be sensible of some faint responding echo in his breast.
She realized that she was capable of profound devotion, of responding with her whole being to a deep love.