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correspond

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verb cor·re·spond \ˌkȯr-ə-ˈspänd, ˌkär-\

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. intransitive verb
  2. 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

  3. 2 :  to communicate with a person by exchange of letters

Examples of correspond

  1. In some countries, the role of president corresponds to that of prime minister.

  2. the joints on a horse that correspond to the human knees

  3. Each number corresponds to a location on the map.

  4. 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

correspond

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verb cor·re·spond \ˌkȯr-ə-ˈspänd\

Definition of correspond

cor·re·spond·edcor·re·spond·ing

  1. 1 :  to be alike :  agree <Her finished sculpture did not correspond to how she had imagined it.>

  2. 2 :  to compare closely <The words “give” and “donate” correspond in meaning.>

  3. 3 :  to communicate with a person by exchanging letters





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