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respond

verb [I]
 
 
/rɪˈspɒnd/
ANSWER B2 to say or do something as an answer or reaction to something that has been said or done: [+ by + doing sth] The government has responded by sending food and medical supplies to the region. How quickly did the police respond to the call?Answering and respondingReacting and responding
GET BETTER to improve as the result of a particular medical treatment: She's responding well to drug treatment.Reacting and responding
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