Translation of "respond" - English-German dictionary


verb /rəˈspond/

(with to)

to answer with words, a reaction, gesture etc

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

His illness did not respond to treatment by drugs.

(of vehicles etc) to be guided easily by controls

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

a reply or reaction

die Antwort
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.

die Antwort
responsibility /-sə-/ noun (plural responsibilities)

something which a person has to look after, do etc

die Verantwortung
He takes his responsibilities very seriously.

the state of having important duties

die Verantwortung
a position of responsibility.

the state of being responsible

die Verantwortlichkeit
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

The job of manager is a very responsible post.

(with for) being the cause of something

Who is responsible for the stain on the carpet?

(of a person) able to be trusted; sensible

We need a responsible person for this job.

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

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

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

(negative unresponsive)

a responsive, kindly girl
a responsive smile
The disease is responsive to treatment.
responsively adverb

responsiveness noun

die Aufgeschlossenheit

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