verb (used without object)
to reply or answer in words:
to respond briefly to a question.
to make a return by some action as if in answer:
to respond generously to a charity drive.
to react favorably.
Physiology. to exhibit some action or effect as if in answer; react:
Nerves respond to a stimulus.
to correspond (usually followed by to).
Bridge. to make a response.
verb (used with object)
to say in answer; reply.
Architecture. a half pier, pilaster, or the like projecting from a wall as a support for a lintel or an arch, the other side of which is supported on a free-standing pier or column.
a short anthem chanted at intervals during the reading of a lection.
to state or utter (something) in reply
(intransitive) to act in reply; react: to respond by issuing an invitation
(intransitive) foll by to. to react favourably: this patient will respond to treatment
an archaic word for correspond
(architect) a pilaster or an engaged column that supports an arch or a lintel
(Christianity) a choral anthem chanted in response to a lesson read at a church service
noun 1. the act of responding; response: respondence to a stimulus.
noun 1. a person who responds or makes reply. 2. Law. a defendant, especially in appellate and divorce proceedings. adjective 3. giving a response; answering; responsive. 4. Law. being a respondent. 5. Psychology. of or relating to behavior that occurs consistently in response to a particular stimulus. 6. Obsolete. corresponding. noun 1. (law) a person […]
noun 1. conditioning (def 2).
noun 1. a person or thing that responds. 2. Electronics. the part of a transponder that transmits the reply.