correspond
intransitive verb Etymology: Middle French or Medieval Latin; Middle French correspondre, from Medieval Latin correspondēre, from Latin com- + respondēre to respond Date: 1529 1. a. to be in conformity or agreement <
the ideal failed…to correspond with the reality — J. R. Sutherland
>
b. to compare closely ; matchusually used with to or with c. to be equivalent or parallel 2. to communicate with a person by exchange of letters

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  • correspond — If one thing is similar or analogous to another, or related closely to it, it is said to correspond to it: • Gandhi s concept of Religion corresponds to his concept of Truth G. Richards, 1991. If one thing is in harmony or agreement with another …   Modern English usage

  • 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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