Word family noun respondent response responsiveness adjective responsiveunresponsive verb respond adverb responsively
From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
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respondre‧spond /rɪˈspɒnd $ rɪˈspɑːnd/ ●●● S2 W2 AWL verb 1 [intransitive]REACT to do something as a reaction to something that has been said or done SYN reactrespond to Responding to the news, Mr Watt appealed for calm.respond by doing something The US responded by sending troops into Laos.respond with Villagers responded with offers of help.2 [intransitive, transitive]ANSWER/REPLY to say or write something as a replyrespond that He responded that he didn’t want to see anyone.respond to Dave didn’t respond to any of her emails.see thesaurus at answer3 [intransitive]RECOVER/GET BETTER to improve as a result of a particular kind of treatmentrespond to She has responded well to treatment. Colds do not respond to antibiotics.
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respond"I'd be there if I could, " Bill responded.The waitress waited a moment and then responded.The more attention you pay him, the better he responds.He could see that the baby responded and was actively seeking his attention.Museums are responding by offering family programs, workshops, classes and art talks by curators, scholars and artists.The demonstrators attacked and burned buildings and cars; the soldiers responded by opening fire.His father usually responds by telling him to be quiet.With anti-lock as standard, they respond smoothly and effectively to instruction and show no signs of fade during repeated hard stopping.Customised training and employment facilities to respond to all disabilities are essential.Neither Loral nor Lockheed responded to requests for comment.How do you respond to the allegation that you deliberately deceived your employers?The theatre has been slow to respond to the challenges presented by progressive drama.The meeting will give administrators a chance to respond to the community's questions and concerns.This is not to suggest that most people will not respond to the reward of money.Repeat the viewing process after walking across the rug a few times, as this will show how it responds to use.The colors we responded to when we were children, we reportedly still respond to.The children responded well to the day's activities.Rob's smile was irresistible, and she responded with a grin.respond toThe fire department responded to the call within minutes.Her cancer responded well to the new medication.How did they respond to your criticism?respond thatThe chamber of trade responded that over 70 people objected to the Ivy Street scheme in a petition.Exxon responded that, regardless, the policy clearly covered the claims.Supple responded that students prefer apartments to dormitories.He rightly responds that the choice between Gore and Bush is scarcely a choice at all.Government officials responded that the policy was likely to be changed.May responded that this exclusion did not constitute discrimination, nor did it degrade the status of women in the Church.Forbes responded that this is an attempt by his rivals to divert attention from the issues.Wilson responds that this proves his case: tough justice must be paying off.The director responded that this was still being decided.
From King Business Dictionaryrespondre‧spond /rɪˈspɒndrɪˈspɑːnd/ verb [intransitive]1to react to something that has happenedThe company responded aggressively by selling market-rate investments.respond toOverseas exchanges can’t respond as quickly as Wall Street to new product ideas.Consumers will respond to any recession by buying less.2to reply to a letter, telephone call etcThousands of readers saw the ad and responded.respond toWe are committed to responding to all customer complaints within 10 days.→ See Verb tableOrigin respond (1500-1600) Latin respondere to promise in return, answer, from spondere; SPONSOR1