Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb respond

3 senses of respond

Sense 1
react, respond -- (show a response or a reaction to something)
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

Sense 2
answer, reply, respond -- (react verbally; "She didn't want to answer"; "answer the question"; "We answered that we would accept the invitation")
       => state, say, tell -- (express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name")

Sense 3
respond -- (respond favorably or as hoped; "The cancer responded to the aggressive therapy")
       => react, respond -- (show a response or a reaction to something)

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