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Topic: ILLNESS AND DISABILITY

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: respondere 'to promise in return, answer', from spondere; SPONSOR1

respond

verb
     
re‧spond S2 W2
1 [intransitive] to do something as a reaction to something that has been said or done [= react]
respond to
Responding to the news, Mr Watt appealed for calm.
respond by doing something
The US responded by sending troops into Laos.
respond with
Villagers responded with offers of help.
2 [intransitive and transitive] to say or write something as a reply
respond that
He responded that he didn't want to see anyone.
respond to
Dave didn't respond to any of her emails.
3 [intransitive] to improve as a result of a particular kind of treatment
respond to
She has responded well to treatment.
Colds do not respond to antibiotics.
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