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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Employees at the companies who make payments toward their student loans could qualify for a corresponding company contribution to the 401(k) plan, according to Fidelity Investments, which is working with the companies. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "The right job can help you pay down your student loans. Here's how to find it," 9 Aug. 2019 Samuels warned that the county’s on-going economic growth and corresponding increase in home valuations likely will widen the affordability gap. Tad Vezner, Twin Cities, "Ramsey County, focusing on equity efforts, proposes biennial budget with nearly 10 percent levy boost," 6 Aug. 2019 This technique only works if the software correctly matches a pixel in one image with the corresponding pixel in the other image. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Elon Musk: “Anyone relying on lidar is doomed.” Experts: Maybe not," 6 Aug. 2019 But on Monday night, just ahead of CNN's pair of Democratic debates, the website and its corresponding social media channels will begin to go live. Oliver Darcy, CNN, "John Heilemann, John Battelle launch new politics-focused media outlet," 29 July 2019 Meanwhile, future taxpayers would be saddled with a phenomenally large debt increase and the corresponding promise of higher taxes and slower growth. Veronique De Rugy, National Review, "Uncle Sam Shirks His Fiscal Responsibility in Budget Deal," 26 July 2019 Under the agreement, fuel economy and corresponding greenhouse gas emissions standards would rise by 3.7% per year starting with the 2022 model year, through 2026, according to the statement from the four automakers. Tom Krisher, chicagotribune.com, "California signs mileage deal with Ford, BMW, Honda and VW, making end run around Trump’s emission freeze," 25 July 2019 Under the agreement, fuel economy and corresponding greenhouse gas emissions standards would rise by 3.7% per year starting with the 2022 model year, through 2026, according to the statement from the four automakers. CBS News, "California bypasses Trump to sign tougher mileage deal with 4 car makers," 25 July 2019 But download the corresponding smartphone app, point the camera at the wall, and see plastic six-pack rings float near the manatee or watch the looming Burmese python give way to a video of the invasive species slithering in swampland. Erin Berger, Outside Online, "This Beautiful Art Makes Climate Change Feel Visceral," 24 July 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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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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