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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Governments and academics have raised red flags about rising rates of suicides among teens that appear to correspond to the increasing popularity of social media. Kiley Roache, Fortune, "Facebook Will Help Researchers Explore Ways to Use Social Media to Prevent Suicide and Self-Harm," 10 Sep. 2019 But as increasing levels of air pollution darkened trees with soot, the moths adapted, adopting darker coloring to better correspond with their environment. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "These Caterpillars Can Detect Color Using Their Skin Not Their Eyes," 27 Aug. 2019 CBS News measured how Democratic voters feel about the economy and about their party's presidential candidates and found real differences that seem to correspond with voters' level of financial duress. Kabir Khanna, CBS News, "Analysis: How financially concerned and comfortable Democrats differ on economy and 2020 candidates," 25 July 2019 The three-phase project on Old Highway 20 is expected to be completed by late 2020 to correspond with when the plant is expected to open. Paul Gattis | Pgattis@al.com, al.com, "Huntsville gets $8 million grant for Mazda Toyota infrastructure," 11 June 2019 Sheets come in twin, extra-long twin, full, queen, king and California king sizes to correspond with your mattress. Hannah Morrill, ELLE Decor, "The Best Luxury Sheets For the Perfect Night's Sleep," 15 Nov. 2018 Finally, Rambam echoes the Gemara, which states that Ezra designed the prayer service to correspond to the standard sacrificial service offered in the Temple. Rabbi Avi Weiss, Jewish Journal, "Why do we pray with a set text?," 2 July 2018 Every episode was named to correspond to the then-length of the Trump administration, and the fictional firm at the center of the series was even recruited by the Democratic National Committee to try to find a way to impeach Trump. Kate Stanhope, latimes.com, "'The Good Fight' creators discuss why they changed course on President Trump in Season 2," 10 June 2018 In fact, Shire has refused to correspond with me directly, and has instructed me to direct questions to it via my daughter’s treating physicians. Vibhav Rangarajan, STAT, "The ‘cruel joke’ of compassionate use and right to try: Pharma companies don’t have to comply," 5 June 2018

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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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More Definitions for correspond

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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