Correspond
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. [1913 Webster]

None of them [the forms of Sidney's sonnets] correspond to the Shakespearean type. --J. A. Symonds. [1913 Webster]

2. To be adapted; to be congruous; to suit; to agree; to fit; to answer; -- followed by to. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. To have intercourse or communion; especially, to hold intercourse or to communicate by sending and receiving letters; -- followed by with. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]


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  • correspond — UK US /ˌkɒrɪˈspɒnd/ verb [I] ► COMMUNICATIONS to communicate with someone by letter or email: correspond with sb »There has been some problem in the way insurers are corresponding with customers. ► to match something, or be similar or equal to… …   Financial and business terms

  • correspond — [v1] agree, complement accord, amount, approach, assimilate, be consistent, be identical to, be similar to, coincide, compare, conform, correlate, dovetail, equal, fit, harmonize, lip sync, match, partake of, reciprocate, resemble, rival, square …   New thesaurus

  • correspond — I (be equivalent) verb adapt to, agree, answer the purpose, appertain, approach, approximate, be accordant, be akin, complement, be complemental, be congruent, be related, bear resemblance, belong, border on, bring into relation with, cohere,… …   Law dictionary

  • correspond — 1520s, to be in agreement, to be in harmony with, from M.Fr. correspondre (14c.) or directly from M.L. correspondere, from cor (see COM (Cf. com )) together, with each other + respondere to answer (see RESPOND (Cf. respond)). Originally in M.L.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • correspond — *agree, square, accord, tally, jibe, harmonize, conform Analogous words: approach, touch, *match, rival, equal …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • correspond — ► VERB 1) match or agree almost exactly. 2) be comparable or equivalent in character or form. 3) communicate by exchanging letters. ORIGIN Latin correspondere, from respondere answer …   English terms dictionary

  • correspond — [kôr΄ə spänd′, kär΄ə spänd′] vi. [MFr correspondre < ML correspondere < L com , together + respondere, to RESPOND] 1. to be in agreement (with something); conform ( to something); tally; harmonize 2. to be similar, analogous, or equal, (to… …   English World dictionary

  • correspond */*/ — UK [ˌkɒrɪˈspɒnd] / US [ˌkɔrəˈspɑnd] verb [intransitive] Word forms correspond : present tense I/you/we/they correspond he/she/it corresponds present participle corresponding past tense corresponded past participle corresponded 1) a) to be the… …   English dictionary

  • correspond — cor|re|spond [ ,kɔrə spand ] verb intransitive ** 1. ) to be the same as something else, or very much like it: If their statements correspond, we ll have no trouble. correspond with: The statistics do not correspond with our own experience.… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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