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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɹɪˈspɒnd/, /ɹəˈspɒnd/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ɹɪˈspɑnd/, /ɹəˈspɑnd/
Audio (US) (file)
- Rhymes: -ɒnd
- Homophone: respawned
- (transitive, intransitive) To say something in return; to answer; to reply.
- to respond to a question or an argument
- (intransitive) To act in return; to carry out an action or in return to a force or stimulus; to do something in response.
- 2012 January, Robert M. Pringle, “How to Be Manipulative”, in American Scientist, volume 100, number 1, archived from the original on 3 October 2013, page 31:
- As in much of biology, the most satisfying truths in ecology derive from manipulative experimentation. Tinker with nature and quantify how it responds.
- (transitive, intransitive) To correspond with; to suit.
- 1600, [Torquato Tasso], “(please specify |book=1 to 20)”, in Edward Fairefax [i.e., Edward Fairfax], transl., Godfrey of Bulloigne, or The Recouerie of Ierusalem. […], London: […] Ar[nold] Hatfield, for I[saac] Iaggard and M[atthew] Lownes, →OCLC:
- For his great deeds respond his speeches great.
- (transitive) To satisfy; to answer.
- The prisoner was held to respond the judgment of the court.
- (intransitive) To be liable for payment.
to say something in return
to act in return
to say in reply, to respond — see 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.
- “respond”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
- “respond”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.