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Pronunciation


Verb

Infinitive
to respond

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to respond (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To say something in return; to answer; to reply.
  2. (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.
  3. (intransitive) To correspond; to suit.
  4. (transitive) To satisfy; to answer.
    The prisoner was held to respond the judgment of the court.

Derived terms

Noun

Singular
respond

Plural
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respond ({{{1}}})
  1. A response.
  2. A versicle or short anthem chanted at intervals during the reading of a lection.
  3. (architecture) A half-pillar, pilaster, or any corresponding device engaged in a wall to receive the impost of an arch.

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References

  • "respond" at The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

respond” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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