respond

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Respond is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA (key): /rəˈspɒnd/ or /ˈriːˌspɒnd/, SAMPA: /r\@"spQnd/ or /"r\i:%spQnd/
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Verb[change]

Plain form
respond

Third-person singular
responds

Past tense
responded

Past participle
responded

Present participle
responding

  1. (intransitive) If you respond to something or someone, you do something in reaction to it.
    I try to respond to emails as soon as I get them.
    We sent a message to them two weeks ago, but nobody has responded so far.
    The police responded forcefully to the problems.

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