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1 to act or behave in response (as to a stimulus or influence)
  • doctors studying how the brain responds to pain

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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

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

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“Respond.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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