cor·re·spond /ˌkɔrəˈspɑnd, ˌkɑr-/
Cor·re·spond v. i. [imp. & p. p. Corresponded; p. pr. & vb. n. Corresponding.]
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.
None of them [the forms of Sidney's sonnets] correspond to the Shakespearean type. --J. A. Symonds.
2. To be adapted; to be congruous; to suit; to agree; to fit; to answer; -- followed by to.
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.
3. To have intercourse or communion; especially, to hold intercourse or to communicate by sending and receiving letters; -- followed by with.
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.
v 1: be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their
characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many
details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on
the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match
those on the gun" [syn: match, fit, check, jibe,
gibe, tally, agree] [ant: disagree]
2: be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics [syn: equate]
3: exchange messages; "My Russian pen pal and I have been
corresponding for several years"
4: take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to; "Because
of the sound changes in the course of history, an 'h' in
Greek stands for an 's' in Latin" [syn: represent, stand