English definition of “respond”
/rɪˈspɒnd/ verb [I]
ANSWER › 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?
GET BETTER › to improve as the result of a particular medical treatment: She's responding well to drug treatment.