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  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}. 




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