respond Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “respond” in the English Dictionary

"respond" in British English

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respondverb [I]

uk   /rɪˈspɒnd/  us   /-ˈspɑːnd/
B2 to say or do something as a ​reaction to something that has been said or done: [+ speech] To every ​question, he responded "I don't ​know." I ​asked her what the ​time was, but she didn't respond. He responded bymarching off and ​slamming the ​door behind him. How did she respond to the ​news? [+ that] When the ​taxofficewrote to me ​demandingunpaidincometax, I responded that I had been ​workingabroad since 1998. The ​police respond toemergencies (= ​arrive and are ​ready to ​deal with ​emergencies) in just a few ​minutes.respond to sth If ​diseases or ​patients respond to ​treatment, the ​treatmentbegins to ​cure them: It ​remains to be ​seen whether the ​cancer will respond to ​treatment. For ​patients who do not respond to ​drugtreatment, ​surgery is a ​possibleoption.
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(Definition of respond from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"respond" in American English

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respondverb [I]

 us   /rɪˈspɑnd/
to say or do something as a ​reaction to something that has been said or done: I ​want to respond to something that Norman said. If a ​disease responds to ​treatment, the ​harmfuleffects of the ​diseasebegin to ​lessen.
(Definition of respond from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"respond" in Business English

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respondverb [I]

uk   us   /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 ​naturaldisasters.respond by doing sth In focussing on ​carbonreduction, 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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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