correspond

verb
cor·​re·​spond | \ ˌkȯr-ə-ˈspänd How to pronounce correspond (audio) , ˌkär-\
corresponded; corresponding; corresponds

Definition of correspond

intransitive verb

1a : to be in conformity or agreement … the ideal failed once again to correspond with the reality …— James R. Sutherland
b : to compare closely : match usually used with to or with The number of ballots cast should correspond to the number of people present.
c : to be equivalent or parallel In some countries, the role of president corresponds to that of prime minister.
2 : to communicate with a person by exchange of letters

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Synonyms for correspond

Synonyms

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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.
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Basically, Netflix has tens of thousands of codes that correspond to different, very specific, movie categories. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "There's a Secret Way to Watch All Your Favorite Christmas Movies on Netflix Right Now," 9 Nov. 2018 In 2017, Apple, Facebook, and Google criticized the Trump administration for rescinding rules issued under President Obama that allowed students to use bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, "Apple, Google, Facebook, and others push back on Trump transgender policy," 1 Nov. 2018 While the architects and designers mentioned below may not have actual birthdays that correspond to your zodiac’s dates, their personalities and styles are spot-on matches to each sign’s tropes. Diana Budds, Curbed, "Based on your zodiac sign, what should your Halloween costume be?," 10 Oct. 2018 More Information Cookies management Active Always Active Save Settings Our website uses cookies to perform statistical analyses to improve your Dior experience and offer you products that correspond most closely to your interests. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Jennifer Lawrence Stars in Dior's Cruise 2019 Campaign," 4 Oct. 2018 Hieroglyphs that accompany the image record the end of a period in the Long Count Maya calendar that corresponds to May 12, 544 AD. James Rogers, Fox News, "'Game of thrones' altar discovered at ancient Maya temple, reveals its secrets," 20 Sep. 2018 The redirect links were operated by a link-shortening service called Rebrandly and have since been taken down, but USA Really articles corresponding to the archived links are readily accessible. Russell Brandom, The Verge, "Russian troll sites infiltrated Donald Trump subreddit as recently as this month," 24 Sep. 2018 Hand-stitched at angles and lengths corresponding to those that compose myself. Robert Sullivan, Vogue, "What Do You Look Like As a Quilt? A New Group Show Imagines the Quilted Self Portrait," 22 Sep. 2018 In one section of the exhibit, Cannes attendees could play a piano where the keys correspond to sounds pulled from actual user Stories. Kurt Wagner, Recode, "Longer videos are coming to Instagram today," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of correspond

1529, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for correspond

Middle French or Medieval Latin; Middle French correspondre, from Medieval Latin correspondēre, from Latin com- + respondēre to respond

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The first known use of correspond was in 1529

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correspond

verb

English Language Learners Definition of correspond

: to be similar or equal to something
: to have a direct relationship to or with something
somewhat formal : to write to someone or to each other

correspond

verb
cor·​re·​spond | \ ˌkȯr-ə-ˈspänd How to pronounce correspond (audio) \
corresponded; corresponding

Kids Definition of correspond

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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