Meaning of “correspond” in the English Dictionary

"correspond" in British English

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correspondverb [ I ]

uk /ˌkɒr.ɪˈspɒnd/ us /ˌkɔːr.əˈspɑːnd/

correspond verb [ I ] (MATCH)

B2 to match or be similar or equal:

The money I've saved corresponds roughly to the amount I need for my plane ticket.
The American FBI corresponds to the British MI5.
His story of what happened that night didn't correspond with the witness's version.

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  • Their accounts of what happened that evening don't correspond at all.
  • We both added up the figures again, but our totals still didn't correspond.
  • That is not much of a punishment - it doesn't correspond with the seriousness of the offence.
  • Her reply corresponded with yours, so I suppose I must believe you.
  • My views on politics seldom correspond with those of my father.

(Definition of “correspond” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"correspond" in American English

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correspondverb [ I ]

us /ˌkɔr·əˈspɑnd, ˌkɑr-/

correspond verb [ I ] (BE SIMILAR)

to be similar or the same in some way:

Her version of that meeting does not correspond with what I remember (= I remember it differently).

correspond verb [ I ] (WRITE)

to exchange letters:

I corresponded with him when he was at school.
We correspond by e-mail.

(Definition of “correspond” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"correspond" in Business English

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correspondverb [ I ]

uk /ˌkɒrɪˈspɒnd/ us

COMMUNICATIONS to communicate with someone by letter or email:

correspond with sb There has been some problem in the way insurers are corresponding with customers.

to match something, or be similar or equal to something:

closely/directly correspond to/with sth The dip in their sales in-store directly corresponds to the increase in sales online.

(Definition of “correspond” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)