Definition of correspondent in English:

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correspondent

Pronunciation: /kɒrɪˈspɒnd(ə)nt/

noun

1A person who writes letters on a regular basis: she wasn’t much of a correspondent
More example sentences
  • I love letters, too; I think I would write more letters, if I had a regular correspondent.
  • Most correspondents conclude their letters with a forename or initials.
  • I suggested that my correspondent should think about writing to me with something a little more sensible.
Synonyms
letter writer, penfriend, pen pal;
communicator
2 [often with adjective or noun modifier] A person employed to report for a newspaper or broadcasting organization: a cricket correspondent
More example sentences
  • I remember having lunch with a foreign correspondent for a major newspaper in the early 1990s.
  • In Germany in 1932, Reuters had one chief correspondent, and one full-time assistant.
  • She has been a TV news correspondent, a foreign documentaries presenter and writer, and a newspaper columnist.
Synonyms
reporter, journalist, columnist, writer, contributor, newspaperman, newspaperwoman, newsman, newswoman, commentator, chronicler;
special correspondent, foreign correspondent;
British  pressman;
North American  legman, wireman;
Australian  roundsman
informal stringer, newshound, hack, hackette, journo
North American informal newsy

adjective

Corresponding.
Example sentences
  • However, correspondent payment can involve payment between two banks in the same jurisdiction, if payment is to be in foreign currency.
Synonyms
corresponding, equivalent, comparable, parallel, matching, related, similar, analogous, commensurate

Origin

Late Middle English (as an adjective): from Old French correspondant or medieval Latin correspondent- 'corresponding', from the verb correspondere (see correspond).

Words that rhyme with correspondent

co-respondent, despondent, fondant, respondent

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