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
someone who responds
the codefendant (especially in a divorce proceeding) who is accused of adultery with the corespondent
n someone who responds
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a person who assents
equivocator, hedger, tergiversator
a respondent who avoids giving a clear direct answer
a person who is interviewed
someone who is tested (as by an intelligence test or an academic examination)
a person who responds `I don't know' in a public opinion poll
a student who passes an examination
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a person who communicates with others