Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search



Borrowed from Medieval Latin correspondēre, from Latin cum + respondeō.


  • IPA(key): /kor.riˈ
  • Rhymes: -ondere
  • Syllabification: cor‧ri‧spón‧de‧re


corrispóndere (first-person singular present corrispóndo, first-person singular past historic corrispósi, past participle corrispósto, auxiliary avére)

  1. (intransitive) to correspond (to match up, to be in conformity, to coincide, etc.) [+ a (object) = to] or [+ con (object) = with] [auxiliary avere]
  2. (intransitive, figurative) to repay [+ a (love, affection, benevolence, etc.)] [auxiliary avere]
  3. (intransitive, uncommon) to correspond (to be in communication) [+ con (someone) = with] [auxiliary avere]
  4. (transitive, figurative, usually passive) to reciprocate, to requite (love, affection, interest, etc.)
    amore non corrispostounrequited love
  5. (transitive) to compensate, to remunerate, to pay in exchange (a fee, a salary, etc.)
  6. (transitive) to pay (a fee, a salary, etc.) (in general)


Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]