respond

respond
respond re‧spond [rɪˈspɒnd ǁ rɪˈspɑːnd] verb [intransitive]
1. to react to something that has happened:

• The company responded aggressively by selling market-rate investments.

respond to

• Overseas exchanges can't respond as quickly as Wall Street to new product ideas.

• Consumers will respond to any recession by buying less.

2. to reply to a letter, telephone call etc:

• Thousands of readers saw the ad and responded.

respond to

• We are committed to responding to all customer complaints within 10 days.

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respond UK US /rɪˈspɒnd/ verb [I]
to say or do something as a reaction to something that has been done or has happened: respond to sth »

Aid must double to respond to natural disasters.

respond by doing sth »

In focussing on carbon reduction, many companies respond by attempting relatively simple fixes.

to say or write something as a reaction to something that has been said or written, for example, a letter: respond to sth »

I will need to respond to his email today.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Respond — Re*spond (r?*sp?nd ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Responded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Responding}.] [OF. respondre, F. r[ e]pondre, fr. L. respondere, responsum; pref. re re + spondere to promise. See {Sponsor}.] 1. To say somethin in return; to answer; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • respond — c.1300, respound, from O.Fr. respondere respond, correspond, from L. respondere respond, answer to, promise in return, from re back + spondere to pledge (see SPONDEE (Cf. spondee)). Modern spelling and pronunciation is from c.1600 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Respond — Re*spond , v. t. 1. To answer; to reply. [1913 Webster] 2. To suit or accord with; to correspond to. [R.] [1913 Webster] For his great deeds respond his speeches great. Fairfax. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • respond — I verb acknowledge, answer, counterclaim, debate, discuss, exchange opinions, explain, give an answer, join issue, make a rejoinder, parry, plead, provide an answer, react, rebut, rejoin, reply, retort, return an answer II index answer (reply),… …   Law dictionary

  • Respond — Re*spond , n. 1. An answer; a response. [R.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Eccl.) A short anthem sung at intervals during the reading of a chapter. [1913 Webster] 3. (Arch.) A half pier or pillar attached to a wall to support an arch. Oxf. Gloss. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • respond — *answer, reply, rejoin, retort Analogous words: react, behave, +act Contrasted words: stimulate, excite, quicken (see PROVOKE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • respond — [v] act in answer to something acknowledge, act in response, answer, answer back, behave, be in touch with, come back, come back at, come in, counter, feedback, feel for, field the question*, get back to*, get in touch, react, reciprocate, rejoin …   New thesaurus

  • respond — ► VERB ▪ say or do something in reply or as a reaction. DERIVATIVES responder noun. ORIGIN Latin respondere answer, offer in return …   English terms dictionary

  • respond — [ri spänd′] vi. [ME responden < OFr respondre < L respondere < re , back + spondere, to pledge: see SPONSOR] 1. to answer; reply 2. to act in return, as if in answer 3. to have a positive or favorable reaction [an infection that… …   English World dictionary

  • respond — verb 1 react ADVERB ▪ immediately, instantly ▪ promptly, quickly, rapidly, swiftly ▪ slowly ▪ …   Collocations dictionary


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