|Origin:||respondere 'to promise in return, answer', from spondere; SPONSOR1|
re‧spond S2 W2
to do something as a reaction to something that has been said or done [= react]
Responding to the news, Mr Watt appealed for calm.
respond by doing something
The US responded by sending troops into Laos.
Villagers responded with offers of help.
2 [intransitive and transitive]
to say or write something as a reply
He responded that he didn't want to see anyone.
Dave didn't respond to any of her emails.
to improve as a result of a particular kind of treatment
She has responded well to treatment.
Colds do not respond to antibiotics.