Respond

Definition of Respond

Re`spond´   Pronunciation: r?`sp?nd´
v. i.1.To say somethin in return; to answer; to reply; as, to respond to a question or an argument.
[imp. & p. p. Responded; p. pr. & vb. n. Responding.]
2.To show some effect in return to a force; to act in response; to accord; to correspond; to suit.
A new affliction strings a new cord in the heart, which responds to some new note of complaint within the wide scale of human woe.
- Buckminster.
To every theme responds thy various lay.
- Broome.
3.To render satisfaction; to be answerable; as, the defendant is held to respond in damages.
v. t.1.To answer; to reply.
2.To suit or accord with; to correspond to.
For his great deeds respond his speeches great.
- Fairfax.
n.1.An answer; a response.
2.(Eccl.) A short anthem sung at intervals during the reading of a chapter.
3.(Arch.) A half pier or pillar attached to a wall to support an arch.

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