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Definition 1: show a response or a reaction to something - [verb of cognition]

Synonyms for respond in the sense of this definition

(respond is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

(... is a kind of respond ) regard or consider in a specific way

"I treated his advances as a joke"

(... is a kind of respond ) express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with

"He never acknowledges his colleagues when they run into him in the hallway" "She acknowledged his complement with a smile" "it is important to acknowledge the work of others in one's own writing"

(... is a kind of respond ) be amazed at

"We marvelled at the child's linguistic abilities"

(... is a kind of respond ) give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to

"I cannot accept your invitation" "I go for this resolution"

(... is a kind of respond ) show unwillingness towards

"he declined to join the group on a hike"

(... is a kind of respond ) respond to a signal

"answer the door" "answer the telephone"

(... is a kind of respond ) react favorably to; consider right and proper

"People did not accept atonal music at that time" "We accept the idea of universal health care"

(... is a kind of respond ) show a violent emotional reaction

"The boss exploded when he heard of the resignation of the secretary"

(... is a kind of respond ) react to in a certain way

"The President was greeted with catcalls"

(... is a kind of respond ) respond favorably or as hoped

"The cancer responded to the aggressive therapy"

(... is a kind of respond ) react to a decoy, of wildfowl

(... is a kind of respond ) be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal

"The cow accepted the bull"

(... is a kind of respond ) react to a stimulus or command

"The steering of my new car answers to the slightest touch"

(... is a kind of respond ) show an exaggerated response to something

"Don't overreact to the bad news--take it easy"

(... is a kind of respond ) react in an excited, delighted, or surprised way

"he flipped when he heard that he was accepted into Princeton University"

(... is a kind of respond ) react in an offended or angry manner

"He bristled at her suggestion that he should teach her how to use the program"

(... is a kind of respond ) resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ

"His body rejected the liver of the donor"

Definition 2: respond favorably or as hoped - [verb of cognition]

Samples where respond or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The cancer responded to the aggressive therapy

(respond is a kind of ...) show a response or a reaction to something

Definition 3: react verbally - [verb of communication]

Samples where respond or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She didn't want to answer
  • answer the question
  • We answered that we would accept the invitation

Synonyms for respond in the sense of this definition

(respond is a kind of ...) express in words

"He said that he wanted to marry her" "tell me what is bothering you" "state your opinion" "state your name"

(... is a kind of respond ) return or repeat a telephone call

"I am busy right now--can you call back in an hour?" "She left a message but the contractor never called back"

(... is a kind of respond ) speak in response

"He countered with some very persuasive arguments"

(... is a kind of respond ) answer adequately or successfully

"The lawyer fielded all questions from the press"

(... is a kind of respond ) answer back in an impudent or insolent manner

"don't sass me!" "The teacher punished the students who were sassing all morning"

(... is a kind of respond ) answer back

(... is a kind of respond ) respond to the reins, as of horses

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