verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- respite care,
- resplendent quetzal,
- respondent conditioning,
Origin of respond
Examples from the Web for respond
That kind of compassion might go a long way toward helping us begin to respond to a hurting world.
The group did not respond to repeated requests for comment.
Democrats need to respond aggressively to the crony capitalism practiced by many Republicans, particularly regarding Wall Street.
If you take too long to respond, people will just keep talking and your chance to speak is lost.‘Game of Thrones’ Interactive FanFiction: Whoops, My Friend Was Speared in the Throat|Alec Kubas-Meyer|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Then they ask questions and they have time for children to be able to respond as well,” Folan added.
Your foreign laborer is quick to appreciate such a distinction and quick to respond to it.One Way Out|William Carleton
Its love will feel the influence of the big love it receives and want to respond in kind.Heart and Soul|Victor Mapes (AKA Maveric Post)
Even the fierce nature of Ahmad Khan for once failed to respond to an enterprise of such overpowering odds.Lachmi Bai Rani of Jhansi|Michael White
I felt it a duty to respond to this overture, and did so, both privately and publicly.Recollections of a Long Life|John Stoughton
If she didn't see through it, and respond in kind, it would show him how merely a friend he was, and nothing more.Somehow Good|William de Morgan
Word Origin for respond
c.1300, respound, from Old French respondere "respond, correspond," from Latin respondere "respond, answer to, promise in return," from re- "back" (see re-) + spondere "to pledge" (see spondee). Modern spelling and pronunciation is from c.1600. Related: Responded; responding.