[ kawr-uh-spond, kor- ]
See synonyms for: correspondcorrespondedcorrespondingcorresponds on

verb (used without object)
  1. to be in agreement or conformity (often followed by with or to): His actions do not correspond with his words.

  2. 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.

  1. to communicate by exchange of letters.

Origin of correspond

First recorded in 1520–30; from Middle French, from Medieval Latin corrēspondēre; equivalent to cor- + respond

synonym study For correspond

1. Correspond, agree, accord imply comparing persons or things and finding that they harmonize. Correspond suggests having an obvious similarity, though not agreeing in every detail: Part of this report corresponds with the facts. Agree implies having or arriving at a condition in which no essential difference of opinion or detail is evident: All the reports agree. Accord emphasizes agreeing exactly, both in fact and in point of view: This report accords with the other.

Other words for correspond

Other words from correspond

  • cor·re·spond·ing·ly, adverb
  • pre·cor·re·spond, verb (used without object) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use correspond in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for correspond


/ (ˌkɒrɪˈspɒnd) /

  1. (usually foll by with or to) to conform, be in agreement, or be consistent or compatible (with); tally (with)

  2. (usually foll by to) to be similar or analogous in character or function

  1. (usually foll by with) to communicate by letter

Origin of correspond

C16: from Medieval Latin corrēspondēre, from Latin respondēre to respond

Derived forms of correspond

  • correspondingly, adverb

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