Definition of correspond in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkôrəˈspänd/


[no object]
1Have a close similarity; match or agree almost exactly: the carved heads described in the poem correspond to those in the drawing communication is successful when the ideas in the minds of the speaker and hearer correspond
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  • 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.
correlate with, agree with, be in agreement with, be consistent with, be compatible with, be consonant with, accord with, be in tune with, concur with, coincide with, tally with, tie in with, dovetail (with), fit in with;
match, parallel
informal square with, jibe with
commensurate, parallel, correspondent, matching, correlated, homologous, relative, proportional, proportionate, comparable, equivalent, analogous
1.1Be analogous or equivalent in character, form, or function: the Inuit month corresponding to December was called Aagjulirvik
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  • 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.
be equivalent, be analogous, be comparable, equate
2Communicate by exchanging letters: Margaret corresponded with him until his death the doctor and I corresponded for more than two decades
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  • 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.
exchange letters, write, communicate, keep in touch, keep in contact


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

Words that rhyme with correspond

abscond, beau monde, beyond, blonde, bond, demi-monde, despond, fond, frond, Gironde, haut monde, pond, respond, ronde, second, wand

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Syllabification: cor·re·spond

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