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respond

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.
répons
responsibility /-sə-/ noun ( plural responsibilities) something which a person has to look after, do etc
responsabilité
He takes his responsibilities very seriously.
the state of having important duties
responsabilité
a position of responsibility.
the state of being responsible
responsabilité
his responsibility for the accident.
responsible /-səbl/ adjective having a duty to see that something is done etc
responsable
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
(Definition of respond from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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