correspond

[kawr-uh-spond, kor-]
verb (used without object)
1.
to be in agreement or conformity (often followed by with or to ): His actions do not correspond with his words.
2.
to be similar or analogous; be equivalent in function, position, amount, etc. (usually followed by to ): The U.S. Congress corresponds to the British Parliament.
3.
to communicate by exchange of letters.

Origin:
1520–30; < (< Middle French) Medieval Latin corrēspondēre. See cor-, respond

correspondingly, adverb
precorrespond, verb (used without object)


1. harmonize, match, tally. Correspond, agree, accord imply comparing persons or things and finding that they harmonize. Correspond suggests having an obvious similarity, though not agreeing in every detail: Part of this report corresponds with the facts. Agree implies having or arriving at a condition in which no essential difference of opinion or detail is evident: All the reports agree. Accord emphasizes agreeing exactly, both in fact and in point of view: This report accords with the other.
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correspond (ˌkɒrɪˈspɒnd)
 
vb (usually foll by with or to)
1.  to conform, be in agreement, or be consistent or compatible (with); tally (with)
2.  (usually foll by to) to be similar or analogous in character or function
3.  (usually foll by with) to communicate by letter
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin corrēspondēre, from Latin respondēre to respond]
 
corre'spondingly
 
adv

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correspond
1520s, "to be in agreement, to be in harmony with," from M.L. correspondere, from cor- (see com-) "together, with each other" + respondere "to answer" (see respond). Originally in M.L. of two things in mutual action, but by later M.L. it could
be used of one thing only. In English, sense of "to be similar" (to) is from 1640s; that of "to hold communication with" is from c.1600; specifically "to communicate by means of letters" from 1640s (in mid-18c. it also could mean "have sex").
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Example sentences
We grew up in an era when writing a thank you note or letter was considered the polite way to correspond with others.
But now they were college sophomores, too old to correspond with preteens, yet
  eager to write letters.
The brains of reptiles correspond more or less to the structures known in
  mammals as the brain stem and the cerebellum.
So researchers examined how the vocalizations might correspond with behavior.
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