Definition of correspond in English:

correspond

Line breaks: cor¦res|pond
Pronunciation: /kɒrɪˈspɒnd
 
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verb

[no object]
1Have a close similarity; match or agree almost exactly: the carved heads described in the poem correspond to a drawing of Edgcote House communication is successful when the ideas in the minds of the speaker and hearer correspond
More example sentences
  • About 60 percent of chicken genes correspond to a similar human gene.
  • The land areas and rivers named before the Flood do not correspond to similarly named features after the Flood.
  • The findings correspond to similar results in studies performed on older children and adults.
Synonyms
correlate with, agree with, be in agreement with, be consistent with, be compatible with, be consonant with, be congruous with, be in tune with, be in harmony with, accord with, concur with, coincide with, tally with, match up with, tie in with, dovetail with; relate to, equate to, conform to; match, fit, suit, parallel
informal square
North Americanjibe with
archaic quadrate
commensurate, relative, proportional, proportionate, correspondent, comparable, equivalent, equal, consistent, parallel, correlated, analogous, complementary, matching
rare commensurable
1.1Be analogous or equivalent in character, form, or function: the rank of Feldwebel in the German forces nominally corresponded to the British rank of sergeant
More example sentences
  • An analog feedback signal, corresponding to the digital reference signal, is recovered from the tunable optical device.
  • And what is more, even he concedes that I am right to say that none of the vocabularies record a term corresponding to the English word for land.
  • The Russian language had no word exactly corresponding to the English ‘privacy’, but at this time the concept of privacy was certainly in people's minds.
Synonyms
be equivalent, be analogous, be comparable, equate, be similar, be akinrepresent, symbolize, stand for, signify, mean, denote, designate, indicate
literary betoken
2Communicate by exchanging letters: Margaret corresponded with him until his death the doctor and I corresponded for more than two decades
More example sentences
  • During that time, Mary made many friends around the Cloonfad region and corresponded with them by letter and card at Christmas time.
  • Bonny corresponded with me and communicated with me over the telephone.
  • Since 1987 we have corresponded with letters and tapes - now replaced by email and CDs.
Synonyms
exchange letters, communicate, keep in touch, keep in contact; write to, write letters to

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French correspondre, from medieval Latin correspondere, from cor- 'together' + Latin respondere (see respond).

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