Synonyms and Antonyms of respond

  1. 1 to act or behave in response (as to a stimulus or influence) doctors studying how the brain responds to pain Synonyms reply, reactRelated Words answer, return; retaliate; construe, interpret, read, take, understand; contend (with), cope (with), grapple (with), handle, manage, negotiateNear Antonyms act, behave; affect, cause, draw, effect

  2. 2 to speak or write in reaction to a question or to another reaction the students energetically participated in the discussion, responding to the teacher's questions and comments with alacrity and enthusiasm Synonyms come back, rejoin, reply, answer, retort, return, riposteRelated Words acknowledge, comment, communicate, correspond, react, remark; counter, defend, deny, explain, field, rebut, refuteNear Antonyms challenge, cross-examine, examine, grill, interrogate, pump, quiz; poll, query, surveyAntonyms ask, inquire, question

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to cast off or become cast off

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