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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The award-winning performers are perhaps best known to audiences as the original Jamie and Cathy in the Off Broadway production (and corresponding cast recording) of Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "Norbert Leo Butz and Sherie Rene Scott on mining their 23-year friendship for new show," 3 July 2019 The room is also home to a collection of pieces from Jacqueline’s younger years: American Girl dolls Samantha and Josefina, as well as the characters’ corresponding furniture and accessories. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, "See inside this stunning remodeled Victorian mansion in Old Louisville," 27 June 2019 According to the new study in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences, about 47 percent of the fragments had fingerprints corresponding to males and 40 percent came from women or juveniles. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Ancient Fingerprints Show Men and Women Both Made Pottery in the American Southwest," 28 May 2019 Beyond the associations themselves, GWAS could provide estimates of how individual variants in the genome corresponded to measurable changes in a trait; polygenic scores constituted the sum of all those tiny effects. Quanta Magazine, "New Turmoil Over Predicting the Effects of Genes," 23 Apr. 2019 The record-setting reading corresponded to an absolute VO2max of 7.397 liters of oxygen per minute; the subsequent off-season test was almost indistinguishable, at 7.307 L/min. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, "The Story of the Cyclist with the Highest-Ever VO2max," 20 June 2019 Local horror nerd Bobby Wiggins (Caleb Landry Jones) has a shop full of memorabilia ripe for the referencing, and the character names correspond to classic actors or country stars. Katie Walsh, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: Bill Murray, Adam Driver battle zombies in ‘The Dead Don’t Die’," 13 June 2019 Local horror nerd Bobby Wiggins (Caleb Landry Jones) has a shop full of memorabilia ripe for the referencing, and the character names correspond to classic actors or country stars. Katie Walsh, latimes.com, "Review: Bill Murray and Adam Driver battle zombies in ‘The Dead Don’t Die’," 13 June 2019 One new fan theory has some pretty strong evidence to support how the dragons' names correspond to their fate—which might be pretty strong foreshadowing for Drogon, Dany's last remaining dragon. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "This New 'Game of Thrones' Theory Reveals Secret Foreshadowing Within the Dragons' Names," 16 May 2019

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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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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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