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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Respond  \Re*spond"\  (r?*sp?nd"),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Responded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Responding}.]  [OF.  respondre, 
  F.  r['e]pondre,  fr  L.  respondere,  responsum  pref.  re-  re-  + 
  spondere  to  promise.  See  {Sponsor}.] 
  1.  To  say  somethin  in  return;  to  answer;  to  reply;  as  to 
  respond  to  a  question  or  an  argument. 
 
  2.  To  show  some  effect  in  return  to  a  force;  to  act  in 
  response;  to  accord;  to  correspond;  to  suit. 
 
  A  new  affliction  strings  a  new  cord  in  the  heart, 
  which  responds  to  some  new  note  of  complaint  within 
  the  wide  scale  of  human  woe.  --Buckminster. 
 
  To  every  theme  responds  thy  various  lay.  --Broome. 
 
  3.  To  render  satisfaction;  to  be  answerable;  as  the 
  defendant  is  held  to  respond  in  damages.  [U.S.] 
 
  Syn:  To  answer;  reply;  rejoin.  See  {Reply}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Respond  \Re*spond"\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  answer;  to  reply. 
 
  2.  To  suit  or  accord  with  to  correspond  to  [R.] 
 
  For  his  great  deeds  respond  his  speeches  great. 
  --Fairfax. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Respond  \Re*spond"\,  n. 
  1.  An  answer;  a  response.  [R.] 
 
  2.  (Eccl.)  A  short  anthem  sung  at  intervals  during  the 
  reading  of  a  chapter. 
 
  3.  (Arch.)  A  half  pier  or  pillar  attached  to  a  wall  to 
  support  an  arch.  --Oxf.  Gloss. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  respond 
  v  1:  show  a  response  or  a  reaction  to  something  [syn:  {react}] 
  2:  reply  or  respond  to  "She  didn't  want  to  answer";  "answer 
  the  question";  "We  answered  that  we  would  accept  the 
  invitation"  [syn:  {answer},  {reply}] 
  3:  respond  favorably  or  as  hoped;  "The  cancer  reponded  to  the 
  aggressive  therapy" 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  RESPOND,  v.i.  To  make  answer,  or  disclose  otherwise  a  consciousness 
  of  having  inspired  an  interest  in  what  Herbert  Spencer  calls  "external 
  coexistences,"  as  Satan  "squat  like  a  toad"  at  the  ear  of  Eve, 
  responded  to  the  touch  of  the  angel's  spear.  To  respond  in  damages  is 
  to  contribute  to  the  maintenance  of  the  plaintiff's  attorney  and 
  incidentally,  to  the  gratification  of  the  plaintiff. 
 
 




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