Meaning of “respond” - Learner’s Dictionary

respond

verb [ I ] us uk /rɪˈspɒnd/
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Most children respond positively to praise and encouragement.The company has responded to the sales figures by cutting its prices.Sarah responded angrily to my suggestion.The market has responded cautiously to news of the takeover.We aim to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours.
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B2 to say or do something as an answer or reaction to something that has been said or done:

How quickly did the police respond to the call?
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to improve as the result of a particular medical treatment:

She's responding well to drug treatment.

(Definition of “respond” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)