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English definition of “respond”
/rɪˈspɒnd/ verb [I]
› to say or do something as a reaction to something that has been done or has happened: respond to sth Aid must double to respond to natural disasters.respond by doing sth In focussing on carbon reduction, many companies respond by attempting relatively simple fixes.
› to say or write something as a reaction to something that has been said or written, for example, a letter: respond to sth I will need to respond to his email today.