- to be in agreement or conformity (often followed by with or to): His actions do not correspond with his words.
- to be similar or analogous; be equivalent in function, position, amount, etc. (usually followed by to): The U.S. Congress corresponds to the British Parliament.
- to communicate by exchange of letters.
Origin of correspond
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Examples from the Web for corresponded
From September through November 2005, I corresponded with him via email to find out what had happened to me that night.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything
December 16, 2014
I was given the opportunity to—I corresponded with my birth mother—but I chose to not pursue a relationship.Frances McDormand on 'Olive Kitteridge,' Dropping LSD, and Her Beef With FX's 'Fargo'
September 3, 2014
He corresponded with The Daily Beast on conditions of anonymity.Japanese Parliament to Women: Breed, Don't Lead
Jake Adelstein, Angela Erika Kubo
June 22, 2014
One of those writers, Charles Maurras, had corresponded with Proust in the 1890s, until the Affair severed their relations.David's Bookclub: The Guermantes Way
September 3, 2012
I corresponded with potential adoptive parents and spent a long weekend in Boise with the frontrunners.A Daughter, Rediscovered on Facebook
Tré Miller Rodríguez
May 13, 2012
They corresponded to the modern labourer, but lacked his freedom.
The lowest class of all were the servi, or serfs, who corresponded to the Saxon theows.
And mine began early: for I ought not to have corresponded with him.Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)
But Ella was not forgotten or neglected; they often corresponded.
Her conduct since has corresponded with that of her husband.Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, Complete
- (usually foll by with or to) to conform, be in agreement, or be consistent or compatible (with); tally (with)
- (usually foll by to) to be similar or analogous in character or function
- (usually foll by with) to communicate by letter
Word Origin and History for corresponded
1520s, "to be in agreement, to be in harmony with," from Middle French correspondre (14c.) or directly from Medieval Latin correspondere, from cor- (see com-) "together, with each other" + respondere "to answer" (see respond).
Originally in Medieval Latin of two things in mutual action, but by later Medieval Latin it could be used of one thing only. In English, sense of "to be similar" (to) is from 1640s; that of "to hold communication with" is from c.1600; specifically "to communicate by means of letters" from 1640s (in mid-18c. it also could mean "have sex"). Related: Corresponded; corresponding.