• (RP) IPA: /ɹəˈspɒnd/
  • (GA) IPA: /ɹəˈspɑnd/
  • (RP) IPA: /ɹəˈspɒnd/, /ˈɹiːˌspɒnd/
  • (GA) IPA: /ɹəˈspɑnd/

respond (responds, present participle responding; past and past participle responded)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To say something in return; to answer; to reply.
    to respond to a question or an argument
  2. (intransitive) To act in return; to carry out an action or in return to a force or stimulus; to do something in response.
  3. (ambitransitive) To correspond with; to suit.
    • For his great deeds respond his speeches great.
  4. (transitive) To satisfy; to answer.
    The prisoner was held to respond the judgment of the court.
  5. (intransitive) To be liable for payment.
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respond (plural responds)

  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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