(noun, verb)


1. A response.

2. A versicle or short anthem chanted at intervals during the reading of a lection.

3. (architecture) A half-pillar, pilaster, or any corresponding device engaged in a wall to receive the impost of an arch.


1. show a response or a reaction to something

Similar word(s): react

Definition categories: cognition, act, move

2. react verbally

Similar word(s): answer, reply

Definition categories: communication, say, state, tell

3. respond favorably or as hoped

- The cancer responded to the aggressive therapy

Definition categories: cognition, react, respond

Sentences with respond as a verb:

- to respond to a question or an argument

- The prisoner was held to respond the judgment of the court.