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respond

re·spond

respond

 
pronunciation:
rih spand
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: responded, responding, responds
definition 1: to give a reply, in words or otherwise.
I asked her a question, but she did not respond.I haven't had time to respond to her letter.
synonyms:
answer, reply
similar words:
acknowledge, rejoin, retort, return
definition 2: to react, esp. favorably.
The patient is responding to the medication.
synonyms:
react
similar words:
act, function
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to say as a reply; answer.
He responded "yes" to every question.When asked about the man, she responded that she hadn't seen him for weeks.
synonyms:
answer, reply
similar words:
acknowledge, rejoin, retort