respond

Invited to a great party? You might respond by shouting "Hooray!" and then letting your friend know you'll be there. To respond is to react or reply.

Fireman, police, and EMTs are known as first responders. This is because they are the first people to respond to an emergency. If you get into an accident, an EMT might check your reflexes to see how they respond.

Definitions of respond
  1. verb
    show a response or a reaction to something
    synonyms: react
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    treat
    regard or consider in a specific way
    bristle
    react in an offended or angry manner
    flip, flip out
    react in an excited, delighted, or surprised way
    overreact
    show an exaggerated response to something
    answer
    react to a stimulus or command
    accept
    be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal
    stool
    react to a decoy, of wildfowl
    greet
    react to in a certain way
    explode
    show a violent emotional reaction
    accept
    react favorably to; consider right and proper
    answer
    respond to a signal
    balk, decline, refuse
    show unwillingness towards
    accept, consent, go for
    give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to
    marvel, wonder
    be amazed at
    acknowledge, notice
    express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with
    refuse, reject, resist
    resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ
    give
    consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man
    agree
    consent or assent to a condition, or agree to do something
    disdain, freeze off, pooh-pooh, reject, scorn, spurn, turn down
    reject with contempt
    settle
    accept despite lack of complete satisfaction
    contract in
    consent in writing to pay money to a trade union for political use
    contract out
    refuse to pay a levy to a union for political use
    allow, countenance, let, permit
    consent to, give permission
    buckle under, give in, knuckle under, succumb, yield
    consent reluctantly
    regret
    decline formally or politely
    repudiate
    refuse to recognize or pay
    cite, mention
    commend
    take in charge, undertake
    accept as a charge
    disobey
    refuse to go along with; refuse to follow; be disobedient
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    act, move
    perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
  2. verb
    react verbally
    synonyms: answer, reply
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    call back
    return or repeat a telephone call
    counter
    speak in response
    field
    answer adequately or successfully
    sass
    answer back in an impudent or insolent manner
    come back, rejoin, repay, retort, return, riposte
    answer back
    bridle
    respond to the reins, as of horses
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    say, state, tell
    express in words
  3. verb
    respond favorably or as hoped
    “The cancer responded to the aggressive therapy”
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    react
    show a response or a reaction to something
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