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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Correspond  \Cor`re*spond"\  (k?r`r?-sp?nd"),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Corresponded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Corresponding}.]  [Pref.  cor- 
  +  respond:  cf  f.  correspondre.] 
  1.  To  be  like  something  else  in  the  dimensions  and 
  arrangement  of  its  parts  --  followed  by  with  or  to  as 
  concurring  figures  correspond  with  each  other  throughout. 
 
  None  of  them  [the  forms  of  Sidney's  sonnets] 
  correspond  to  the  Shakespearean  type  --J.  A. 
  Symonds 
 
  2.  To  be  adapted;  to  be  congruous;  to  suit;  to  agree;  to  fit 
  to  answer;  --  followed  by  to 
 
  Words  being  but  empty  sounds,  any  farther  than  they 
  are  signs  of  our  ideas,  we  can  not  but  assent  to 
  them  as  they  correspond  to  those  ideas  we  have  but 
  no  farther.  --Locke. 
 
  3.  To  have  intercourse  or  communion;  especially,  to  hold 
  intercourse  or  to  communicate  by  sending  and  receiving 
  letters;  --  followed  by  with 
 
  After  having  been  long  in  indirect  communication 
  with  the  exiled  family,  he  [Atterbury]  began  to 
  correspond  directly  with  the  Pretender.  --Macaulay. 
 
  Syn:  To  agree;  fit  answer;  suit;  write;  address. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  correspond 
  v  1:  be  compatible,  similar  or  consistent;  coincide  in  their 
  characteristics;  "The  two  stories  don't  agree  in  many 
  details";  "The  handwriting  checks  with  the  signature  on 
  the  check"  [syn:  {match},  {fit},  {check},  {jibe},  {gibe}, 
  {tally},  {agree}]  [ant:  {disagree}] 
  2:  be  equivalent  or  parallel,  in  mathematics  [syn:  {equate}] 
  3:  exchange  messages;  "My  Russian  pen  pal  and  I  have  been 
  corresponding  for  several  years" 
  4:  take  the  place  of  [syn:  {represent},  {stand  for}] 




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