Simple Definition of respondent
: a person who gives a response or answer to a question that is asked especially as part of a survey
Full Definition of respondent
1 : one who responds: as a : one who maintains a thesis in reply b (1) : one who answers in various legal proceedings (as in equity cases) (2) : the prevailing party in the lower court c : a person who responds to a poll
Examples of respondent
A majority of respondents said they disagreed with the mayor's plan.
Origin of respondent
Latin respondent-, respondens, present participle of respondēre
First Known Use: 1528
Rhymes with respondent
First Known Use of respondent
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