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English verb: respond

1. respond (cognition) show a response or a reaction to something


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Something ----s to somebody.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)act, move

Narrower (hyponym)accept, accept, accept, acknowledge, answer, answer, bristle, consent, decline, explode, flip, flip out, go for, greet, marvel, notice, overreact, refuse, refuse, reject, resist, respond, stool, treat, wonder

2. respond (communication) react verbally

SamplesShe didn't want to answer.
Answer the question.
We answered that we would accept the invitation.

ExamplesThey respond that there was a traffic accident

Synonymsanswer, reply

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE.
Somebody ----s to somebody

Broader (hypernym)say, state, tell

Narrower (hyponym)bridle, call back, come back, counter, field, rejoin, repay, retort, return, riposte, sass

3. respond (cognition) respond favorably or as hoped

SamplesThe cancer responded to the aggressive therapy.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)react, respond

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