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English definition of “respond”

respond

verb [I]     /rɪˈspɒnd/
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.
(Definition of respond verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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