Adjective "responding" definition and examples

(Responding may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/rɪˈspɒnd/

Definitions and examples

verb

Say something in reply.
  1. with clause 'he responded that it would not be feasible'
  2. 'Tess opened her mouth to respond to his last comment, but he stopped her by grabbing her shoulder.'
  3. 'Go to our message boards to respond to Andrew's comments.'
  4. 'He'll come back when he wants, " Jady responded with a smile.'
  5. 'She didn't feel it was necessary to respond to that comment.'
  6. '"Just a… nightmare, " she responded with a hopefully believable smile.'
  7. 'I was ready to respond to statements and comments and shy smiles in the halls from people who didn't know how to address the issue.'
  8. 'I just wanted to respond to a comment Amy made on an earlier post.'
  9. 'I have been asked to respond on behalf of the judges who heard the appeal.'
  10. 'I was determined to remain a disinterested, objective observer in order to respond to student questions or problems.'
  11. 'The following remarks are an attempt to respond to his comment.'
  12. 'Encourage soloists or small ensembles to sing the stanzas while the congregation responds with the refrain.'
  13. 'Line-singing is an ancient form of worship where a precentor, or leader, sings the first line of a psalm and the congregation responds, finishing off the verse.'
(of a person) do something as a reaction to someone or something.
  1. 'York police respond quickly to most calls for help.'
  2. 'I think people are clearly responding to politics differently.'
  3. 'People responded with a kindness and generosity I couldn't have imagined.'
  4. 'The good news is that people are responding to the level 5 restrictions.'
  5. 'At last people have responded to the invitation for new members!'
  6. 'I like it if it involves interaction, people responding to the work as function.'
  7. 'Having the finals weekend was a prestigious event to host and people responded to it.'
  8. 'The police should also respond positively to the call last week by a York boating group for improved riverbank security.'
  9. 'We'd taken that section out, but I'm going to put it back in; the combination of unexpected occurrence and documentary vocabulary is what people responded to.'
  10. 'So this is an ideology I think that people are responding to, but it's not a good one.'
  11. 'his back injury has failed to respond to treatment'
  12. 'If it occurs it will respond quickly to local treatment.'
  13. 'Drug treatment is effective for many patients and the disease may respond quickly to medication.'
  14. 'A secure setting is seldom a therapeutic environment, and patients who are given forced treatment are unlikely to respond as well as patients who consent.'
  15. 'Marie has been responding well to dialysis treatment and has no immediate plans to put her name down for a third transplant.'
  16. 'People are not responding to antibiotics or antivirals.'
  17. 'Dana told us she has been responding well to treatment, and her tumor is shrinking.'
  18. 'All patients responded favorably to treatment with folic acid and tetracycline.'
  19. 'These positive symptoms usually respond well to treatment.'
  20. 'Rosacea responds to treatment but cannot be cured.'
  21. 'Tonsillitis caused by streptococcal bacteria responds well to antibiotic treatment, clearing the infection more quickly than without treatment.'
  22. no object 'East would have responded holding a high spade honour plus an ace'
  23. 'If your partner doubles in second seat, you must respond if your RHO passes.'

noun

A half-pillar or half-pier attached to a wall to support an arch, especially at the end of an arcade.
  1. 'The E and W responds of both nave arcades are Romanesque.'
(in church use) a response to a versicle; a responsory.
  1. 'Text and music do not necessarily coincide in their classification: a ferial text may have a seasonal melody; equally a seasonal, proper or common text may use a ferial melody (eg a short respond or versicle and response).'

More definitions

1. to reply or answer in words: to respond briefly to a question.

2. to make a return by some action as if in answer: to respond generously to a charity drive.

3. to react favorably.

4. Physiology. to exhibit some action or effect as if in answer; react: Nerves respond to a stimulus.

5. to correspond (usually followed by to).

6. Bridge. to make a response. verb (used with object)

7. to say in answer; reply. noun

8. Architecture. a half pier, p

More examples(as adjective)

"elements can be responding."

"conditions can be responding."

"complaints can be responding."

Origin

(respond)Late Middle English (as a noun): from Old French, from respondre ‘to answer’, from Latin respondere, from re- ‘again’ + spondere ‘to pledge’. The verb dates from the mid 16th century.