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
Nike recently debuted their Chrome Blush collection — an entire line of metallic sneakers and corresponding athletic attire that's definitely worthy of all your gym selfies.
The Texas bill would force transgender citizens to use the bathroom that corresponds with the identity listed on their birth certificates in public facilities like government offices and schools that receive state funding.
The addition of the wall corresponds with the 10th anniversary of the installation of the monument, which was dedicated on Veterans Day in November 2007.
Corazon Amurao became a lifelong friend of Martin's and corresponded with him.
This led to her SUV not advancing while the traffic lights corresponding to the other lanes turned green.
Back to business as usual: The President pushed past his own education secretary to rescind rules that allowed transgender students to use bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity.
A corresponding roster move will be made when Overton is officially recalled before Saturday’s game.
This allows the software to train itself on the user's typing and the corresponding brainwave.
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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: 1529See Words from the same year
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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