- vi. 回答；作出反应；承担责任
- vt. 以…回答
- n. 应答；唱和
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- respond:  Respond comes from Latin respondēre ‘promise in return’, a compound verb formed from the prefix re- ‘back’ and spondēre ‘promise’ (source of English sponsor, spouse, etc). The notion of ‘obligation’ survives in the derivative responsible . The Italian descendant of respondēre is rispondere, whose feminine past participle risposta has given English riposte  (originally a fencing term).
=> sponsor, spouse
- respond (v.)
- c. 1300, respound, from Old French respondere "respond, correspond," from Latin respondere "respond, answer to, promise in return," from re- "back" (see re-) + spondere "to pledge" (see spondee). Modern spelling and pronunciation is from c. 1600. Related: Responded; responding.
- 1. Some cases of arthritis respond to a gluten-free diet.
- 2. Like any other public servants, police must respond to public demand.
- 3. We must respond to well-founded criticism with a willingness to change.
- 4. The tanker failed to respond to a command to stop.
- 5. Even very young premature babies respond to their mother's presence.
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