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v. re·spond·ed, re·spond·ing, re·sponds
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.
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.


(rɪˈspɒn dər)

1. a person or thing that responds.
2. the part of a transponder that transmits the reply.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.responder - someone who respondsresponder - someone who responds      
communicator - a person who communicates with others
assenter - a person who assents
equivocator, hedger, tergiversator - a respondent who avoids giving a clear direct answer
interviewee - a person who is interviewed
examinee, testee - someone who is tested (as by an intelligence test or an academic examination)


n (Radar) → Antwortbake f, → Responder m (spec)


n respondiente mf; emergency — miembro de un equipo de emergencias; first — primer respondiente
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