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
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v show a response or a reaction to something

Synonyms:
react
Types:
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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
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
Type of:
act, move
perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

v react verbally

Synonyms:
answer, reply
Types:
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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
Type of:
say, state, tell
express in words

v respond favorably or as hoped

“The cancer responded to the aggressive therapy”
Type of:
react
show a response or a reaction to something

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