Simple Definition of correspond
: to be similar or equal to something
: to have a direct relationship to or with something
: to write to someone or to each other
Full Definition of correspond
1 a : to be in conformity or agreement <the ideal failed … to correspond with the reality — J. R. Sutherland> b : to compare closely : match —usually used with to or with c : to be equivalent or parallel
2 : to communicate with a person by exchange of letters
Examples of correspond in a sentence
In some countries, the role of president corresponds to that of prime minister.
the joints on a horse that correspond to the human knees
Each number corresponds to a location on the map.
We'll revise the schedule to correspond with the school calendar.
Origin of correspond
Middle French or Medieval Latin; Middle French correspondre, from Medieval Latin correspondēre, from Latin com- + respondēre to respond
First Known Use: 1529
CORRESPOND Defined for Kids
Definition of correspond for Students
1 : to be alike : agree <Her finished sculpture did not correspond to how she had imagined it.>
2 : to compare closely <The words “give” and “donate” correspond in meaning.>
3 : to communicate with a person by exchanging letters
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