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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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