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"respond" in British English

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respondverb [I]

uk   /rɪˈspɒnd/  us   /rɪˈspɑːnd/
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 by marching off and slamming the door behind him. How did she respond to the news? [+ that] When the tax office wrote to me demanding unpaid income tax, I responded that I had been working abroad since 1998. The police respond to emergencies (= arrive and are ready to deal with emergencies) in just a few minutes.
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If diseases or patients respond to treatment, the treatment begins to cure them: It remains to be seen whether the cancer will respond to treatment. For patients who do not respond to drug treatment, surgery is a possible option.

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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 harmful effects of the disease begin 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 natural disasters.respond by doing sth In focussing on carbon reduction, 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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“respond” in Business English

A bunch of stuff about plurals
A bunch of stuff about plurals
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May 24, 2016
by Colin McIntosh One of the many ways in which English differs from other languages is its use of uncountable nouns to talk about collections of objects: as well as never being used in the plural, they’re never used with a or an. Examples are furniture (plural in German and many other languages), cutlery (plural in Italian), and

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