re·spond /rɪˈspɑnd/ 不及物動詞
1. An answer; a response. [R.]
2. Eccl. A short anthem sung at intervals during the reading of a chapter.
3. Arch. A half pier or pillar attached to a wall to support an arch.
Re·spond, v. t.
1. To answer; to reply.
2. To suit or accord with; to correspond to. [R.]
For his great deeds respond his speeches great. --Fairfax.
Re·spond v. i. [imp. & p. p. Responded; p. pr. & vb. n. Responding.]
1. To say something in return; to answer; to reply; as, to respond to a question or an argument.
2. To show some effect in return to a force; to act in response; to accord; to correspond; to suit.
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.
To every theme responds thy various lay. --Broome.
3. To render satisfaction; to be answerable; as, the defendant is held to respond in damages. [U.S.]
Syn: -- To answer; reply; rejoin. See Reply.
v 1: show a response or a reaction to something [syn: react]
2: reply or respond to; "She didn't want to answer"; "answer
the question"; "We answered that we would accept the
invitation" [syn: answer, reply]
3: respond favorably or as hoped; "The cancer responded to the