Definition of correspond
1a : to be in conformity or agreement … the ideal failed once again to correspond with the reality … — James R. Sutherlandb : 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
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.
Recent Examples of correspond from the Web
Trump and his allies generally agree on a big increase for the military, but disagree on corresponding cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid.
Every seven days, save an amount that corresponds to that week.
As American utilities have turned away from coal, the nation has seen a corresponding decline in carbon emissions.
All the boxes are four-digit codes that correspond to an entry in a diary.
Gather together the scraps and re-roll to a thickness of 3/4 inch (thicker than the first roll); cut 3 more doughnuts and corresponding holes, placing them on the papers and baking sheet like before.
Another local product gets a shot ECU linebacker Zeek Bigger, a minicamp tryout player last month, was signed by the Panthers on Tuesday morning, with the team waiving linebacker Alex Bazzie as its corresponding move.
The director of communications for District 207, David Beery, wrote in an email that transgender students in the high school district are able to use the restrooms that correspond with their gender identity.
Each of the new singles were released with a corresponding music video.
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Origin and Etymology 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 English Language Learners
Definition of correspond for English Language Learners
: to be similar or equal to something
: to have a direct relationship to or with something
: to write to someone or to each other
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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