correspondent

adjective
cor·​re·​spon·​dent | \ ˌkȯr-ə-ˈspän-dənt How to pronounce correspondent (audio) , 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

correspondent

noun

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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Examples of correspondent in a Sentence

Adjective

reading and writing are actually correspondent activities

Noun

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

The American Idol season 2 contestant and NBC’s California Live correspondent, 37, is expecting her second daughter with husband Jordan Harvey, the couple reveal to PEOPLE exclusively. Claudia Harmata, PEOPLE.com, "It's a Girl! Pregnant Kimberly Caldwell Reveals Her Baby on the Way's Sex at Fiesta-Themed Bash," 28 Aug. 2019 Recently, a correspondent called Instant Pot’s toll-free help line and asked if a human body could be decomposed in one of its products. Henry Alford, The New Yorker, "Everything You’re Afraid to Ask About Human Composting," 26 Aug. 2019 The final falsie in Huda Beauty’s lash collaboration collection finally dropped yesterday with fashion and beauty editor, correspondent, and influencer Kahlana Barfield Brown as the inspiraton. Shalwah Evans, Essence, "Huda Beauty And Editor Kahlana Barfield Brown Launch Eyelash Collaboration," 26 Aug. 2019 My favorite episode of all six is the one where Aine and Shona visit the family of Shona’s boyfriend (played by the former Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi). Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "This Way Up Is a Bountiful Binge Watch," 22 Aug. 2019 Special correspondents Liliana Nieto del Rio in Gracias a Dios and Cecilia Sanchez in Mexico City contributed to this report. Los Angeles Times, "In a town called ‘Thank God,’ Central Americans’ pursuit of the promised land fades," 12 Aug. 2019 For the 50th annual Comic-Con, which opens Wednesday and continues through next Sunday, press credentials were issued to network correspondents, national magazine scribes, Japanese photographers. Tribune News Service, cleveland.com, "50 years of San Diego Comic-Con: What we’ve gained and lost in five decades of pop culture celebrations (See latest photos)," 18 July 2019 For the 50th annual Comic-Con, which opens Wednesday and continues through next Sunday, press credentials were issued to network correspondents, national magazine scribes, Japanese photographers. San Diego Union-Tribune, "50 Shades of Comic-Con: What we’ve gained and lost in five decades of pop culture celebrations," 14 July 2019 CBS News correspondent Peter King, who is based in Orlando, anchors from the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center. Hal Boedeker, orlandosentinel.com, "Apollo 11: Norah O’Donnell to anchor ‘CBS Evening News’ from Kennedy Space Center," 8 July 2019

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First Known Use of correspondent

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

circa 1630, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for correspondent

Adjective

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

Noun

see correspond

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

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correspondent

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English Language Learners Definition of correspondent

somewhat formal : 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

correspondent

noun
cor·​re·​spon·​dent | \ ˌkȯr-ə-ˈspän-dənt How to pronounce correspondent (audio) \

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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