Responded
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. [1913 Webster]

2. To show some effect in return to a force; to act in response; to accord; to correspond; to suit. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

To every theme responds thy various lay. --Broome. [1913 Webster]

3. To render satisfaction; to be answerable; as, the defendant is held to respond in damages. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]

Syn: To answer; reply; rejoin. See {Reply}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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