respondeo

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From re- +‎ spondeō (I promise).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

present active respondeō, present infinitive respondēre, perfect active respondī, supine respōnsum ([[limited passive]])

  1. I reply, answer, respond.
  2. (figuratively) I measure up.
  3. I am present, I appear, attend; meet or answer (a charge).
  4. (of a sound) I re-echo, resound.
  5. I meet, agree, accord or correspond with, conform to.
  6. I make a return, yield.

Inflection[edit]

  • The passive voice is limited to third-person singular forms.

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References[edit]

  • respondeo in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879