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.