Definition of correspond
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
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 and Etymology of correspond
Medieval French or Medieval Latin; Medieval 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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