responds

present tense third-person singular of respond
1
as in reacts
to act or behave in response (as to a stimulus or influence) doctors studying how the brain responds to pain

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as in replies
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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“Responds.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/responds. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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