respondent

A respondent is a person who gives an answer. For example, on some Monday mornings, your teacher might feel like she is talking to the walls — although she asks questions, none of the sleepy students are willing respondents.

A respondent is a person who answers a question, letter, email message, survey, or anything else that requires a response. You can see the word respond, which means "answer or reply to" in respondent. If a poll reveals that bullying is the top concern regarding school safety, you know that many respondents checked the box marked "bullying."

Primary Meanings of respondent

1.
adjn
replying
someone who responds
2.
n
the codefendant (especially in a divorce proceeding) who is accused of adultery with the corespondent
Full Definitions of respondent
1

adj replying

Synonyms:
answering
responsive
readily reacting or replying to people or events or stimuli; showing emotion

n someone who responds

Synonyms:
answerer, responder
Types:
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assenter
a person who assents
equivocator, hedger, tergiversator
a respondent who avoids giving a clear direct answer
interviewee
a person who is interviewed
examinee, testee
someone who is tested (as by an intelligence test or an academic examination)
don't-know
a person who responds `I don't know' in a public opinion poll
passer
a student who passes an examination
Type of:
communicator
a person who communicates with others
2

n the codefendant (especially in a divorce proceeding) who is accused of adultery with the corespondent

Type of:
co-defendant, codefendant
a defendant who has been joined together with one or more other defendants in a single action

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