definition 1: the act or process of responding.
example: The government’s response to the problem came too late for many.
definition 2: a written or spoken answer; reply.
example: She got a quick response to her letter.
example: It seemed like a neutral question, and he was surprised at the angry response he received.
definition 3: the reaction of a living organism to a stimulus.
example: The doctor was pleased with the patient’s response to the drug.
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Collocations: Words often used in combination with the noun response
response + PREPOSITION:
- ~ to (e.g., the audience’s response to the play, the patient’s response to the drug)
- ~ from (e.g., Have you had a response from your lawyer yet?)
VERB + response: receive ~ , consider ~, elicit ~ , provoke ~ , formulate ~, submit ~ , prepare ~ , expect ~, await ~ , trigger ~ , coordinate ~ , measure ~ , demand ~ , evoke ~, stimulate ~ , induce ~