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English verb: correspond

1. correspond (stative) be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsagree, check, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)be, equal


Narrower (hyponym)accord, adhere, agree, align, answer, bear out, befit, beseem, coincide, concord, conform to, consist, consort, correlate, corroborate, duplicate, fit, fit in, harmonise, harmonize, homologize, look, meet, parallel, parallel, pattern, resemble, rhyme, rime, square, suit, support, twin, underpin


Verb groupaccord, agree, check, check out, concord, consort, fit in, harmonise, harmonize


Antonymsdisaccord, discord, disagree

2. correspond (stative) be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics


Synonymsequate


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)be, equal

3. correspond (communication) exchange messages


SamplesMy Russian pen pal and I have been corresponding for several years.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Narrower (hyponym)drop a line, write


Entailwrite

4. correspond (stative) take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to


SamplesBecause of the sound changes in the course of history, an 'h' in Greek stands for an 's' in Latin.


Synonymsrepresent, stand for


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be, equal









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