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Definition of Respond


  1. To say somethin in return; to answer; to reply; as, to respond to a question or an argument.
  2. To show some effect in return to a force; to act in response; to accord; to correspond; to suit.
  3. To render satisfaction; to be answerable; as, the defendant is held to respond in damages.
  4. To answer; to reply.
  5. To suit or accord with; to correspond to.
  6. An answer; a response.
  7. A short anthem sung at intervals during the reading of a chapter.
  8. A half pier or pillar attached to a wall to support an arch.

Respond Quotations

Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself.
Walter Anderson

Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
Lou Holtz

We cannot always control everything that happens to us in this life, but we can control how we respond. Many struggles come as problems and pressures that sometimes cause pain. Others come as temptations, trials, and tribulations.
L. Lionel Kendrick

People respond in accordance to how you relate to them. If you approach them on the basis of violence, that's how they'll react. But if you say, 'We want peace, we want stability,' we can then do a lot of things that will contribute towards the progress of our society.
Nelson Mandela

The Klan had used fear, intimidation and murder to brutally oppress over African-Americans who sought justice and equality and it sought to respond to the young workers of the civil rights movement in Mississippi in the same way.
Charles B. Rangel
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Respond Translations

respond in Afrikaans is antwoord, reageer
respond in Danish is reagere, svare
respond in Dutch is reageren
respond in Finnish is vastata
respond in German is reagieren, antworten, antworten, ansprechen
respond in Italian is rispondere
respond in Latin is respondeo respondi responsum
respond in Norwegian is svare
respond in Portuguese is responda, responder
respond in Spanish is contestar
respond in Swedish is svara
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