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- Rhymes: -ɒnd
- (transitive, intransitive) To say something in return; to answer; to reply.
- (intransitive) To act in return; to exhibit some action or effect in return to a force or stimulus; to do something in response; to accord.
- (intransitive) To correspond; to suit.
- (transitive) To satisfy; to answer.
- The prisoner was held to respond the judgment of the court.
Derived terms 
to say something in return
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respond (plural responds)
- A response.
- A versicle or short anthem chanted at intervals during the reading of a lection.
- (architecture) A half-pillar, pilaster, or any corresponding device engaged in a wall to receive the impost of an arch.
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See also 
- respond in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- respond in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913