Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun response

7 senses of response

Sense 1
response -- (a result; "this situation developed in response to events in Africa")
       => consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot -- (a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event")

Sense 2
reaction, response -- (a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent; "a bad reaction to the medicine"; "his responses have slowed with age")
       => bodily process, body process, bodily function, activity -- (an organic process that takes place in the body; "respiratory activity")

Sense 3
answer, reply, response -- (a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation; "I waited several days for his answer"; "he wrote replies to several of his critics")
       => statement -- (a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day")

Sense 4
reception, response -- (the manner in which something is greeted; "she did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors")
       => greeting, salutation -- ((usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting))

Sense 5
response -- (a phrase recited or sung by the congregation following a versicle by the priest or minister)
       => phrase -- (an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence)

Sense 6
reply, response -- (the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange; "he growled his reply")
       => speech act -- (the use of language to perform some act)

Sense 7
response -- (the manner in which an electrical or mechanical device responds to an input signal or a range of input signals)
       => manner, mode, style, way, fashion -- (how something is done or how it happens; "her dignified manner"; "his rapid manner of talking"; "their nomadic mode of existence"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a lonely way of life"; "in an abrasive fashion")

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