cor·re·spon·dent | \ ˌkȯr-ə-ˈspän-dənt , ˌkär- \

Definition of correspondent 

(Entry 1 of 2)

2 : fitting, conforming used with with or to The outcome was entirely correspondent with my wishes.ʷ



Definition of correspondent (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : one who communicates with another by letter

b : one who has regular commercial relations with another

c : one who contributes news or commentary to a publication (such as a newspaper) or a radio or television network often from a distant place a war correspondent

2 : something that corresponds

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Synonyms & Antonyms for correspondent

Synonyms: Adjective

akin, alike, analogous, comparable, corresponding, like, matching, parallel, resembling, similar, such, suchlike

Synonyms: Noun

journalist, newsman, newsperson, reporter

Antonyms: Adjective

different, dissimilar, diverse, unakin, unlike

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Examples of correspondent in a Sentence


reading and writing are actually correspondent activities


When writing to business correspondents, use a formal tone. a correspondent in the Middle East bureau just filed a new report on the coup
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Near Narotoli, your correspondent saw a wedding and a funeral one evening, on the same street, powered by a mini-grid. The Economist, "Mini-grids could be a boon to poor people in Africa and Asia," 12 July 2018 Prince Harry reportedly gave a speech, according to royal correspondents on Twitter. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Wears a Sleeveless Little Black Dress for Her Third Outfit of the Day," 10 July 2018 Catherine Herridge is an award-winning Chief Intelligence correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC) based in Washington, D.C. Catherine Herridge, Fox News, "Manafort filing unmasks DOJ meeting with AP reporters, questions if 'grand jury secrecy' violated," 9 July 2018 The show’s host, ABC news correspondent John Quiñones, typically steps in at the end of each segment to interview the bystanders. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "Monét X Change Set to Appear on ABC Hidden Camera Show 'What Would You Do?'," 28 June 2018 Reporter Julieth Gonzalez Thoran is a correspondent for German news station Deutsche Welle. Jenna West,, "Female Reporter Sexually Assaulted on Live TV at World Cup," 20 June 2018 Megan Rose is a former national correspondent for Stars and Stripes and has reported extensively on the military. Jonathan Leach, CBS News, "NCIS agents vow to solve "unsolvable" cold case and restore a sailor's honor," 29 May 2018 Many who got their start at the paper went on to staff newsrooms around the world, others became national correspondents for leading news wires. Eli Meixler / Phnom Penh, Time, "The Sale of Cambodia's Last Independent Newspaper Pushes Press Freedom Into Peril," 11 May 2018 Brokaw has been a special correspondent for NBC News. Marisa Guthrie, The Hollywood Reporter, "Tom Brokaw Rips "Sensational" Accuser Claims: I Was "Ambushed and Then Perp Walked"," 27 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of correspondent


15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


circa 1630, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for correspondent


Middle English, from Middle French or Medieval Latin; Middle French, from Medieval Latin correspondent-, correspondens, present participle of correspondēre — see correspond


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The first known use of correspondent was in the 15th century

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English Language Learners Definition of correspondent

: someone who writes letters or e-mails to another person

: a person whose job is to send news to a newspaper, radio station, or television program often from different places around the world


cor·re·spon·dent | \ ˌkȯr-ə-ˈspän-dənt \

Kids Definition of correspondent

1 : a person with whom another person communicates by letter or e-mail

2 : a person who sends news stories or comment to a newspaper, magazine, or broadcasting company especially from a distant place

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