Translation of "respond" - English-French dictionary


verb /rəˈspond/

(with to)

to answer with words, a reaction, gesture etc

répondre, réagir
He didn’t respond to my question
I smiled at her, but she didn’t respond.

to show a good reaction eg to some course of treatment

répondre à
His illness did not respond to treatment by drugs.

(of vehicles etc) to be guided easily by controls

répondre à
The pilot said the plane did not respond to the controls.
response /-s/ noun

a reply or reaction

réponse, réaction
Our letters have never met with any response
My suggestions met with little response.

(usually in plural) in church services, a part spoken by the congregation rather than the priest.

responsibility /-sə-/ noun (plural responsibilities)

something which a person has to look after, do etc

He takes his responsibilities very seriously.

the state of having important duties

a position of responsibility.

the state of being responsible

his responsibility for the accident.
responsible /-səbl/ adjective

having a duty to see that something is done etc

We’ll make one person responsible for buying the food for the trip.

(of a job etc) having many duties eg the making of important decisions

comportant des responsabilités
The job of manager is a very responsible post.

(with for) being the cause of something

responsable de
Who is responsible for the stain on the carpet?

(of a person) able to be trusted; sensible

digne de confiance
We need a responsible person for this job.

(with for) able to control, and fully aware of (one’s actions)

responsable (de)
The lawyer said that at the time of the murder, his client was not responsible for his actions.
responsibly /-sə-/ adverb

in a trustworthy or serious way

avec sérieux
Do try to behave responsibly.
responsive /-siv/ adjective

(negative unresponsive)

qui réagit bien (à)
a responsive, kindly girl
a responsive smile
The disease is responsive to treatment.
responsively adverb

avec sympathie
responsiveness noun

bonne réaction à

(Translation of “respond” from the PASSWORD English–French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)