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response

noun
     
re‧sponse S1 W1
1 [uncountable and countable] something that is done as a reaction to something that has happened or been said
response to
the public's response to our appeal for help
in response to something
The law was passed in response to public pressure.
positive/favourable/negative etc response
The exhibition has received a positive response from visitors.
an emotional/angry response
The decision provoked an angry response from residents.
His immediate response was one of disbelief.
Emmett's new exhibition has met with a favourable response from critics.
2 [countable] something that is said or written as a reply
response to
'Sure, why not?' was his response to all of Billie's suggestions.
Carl made no response, and carried on with his meal.
in response (to something)
I am writing in response to your letter of June 12.
Ronni merely groaned in response.

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