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[kawr-uh-spond, kor-] /ˌkɔr əˈspɒnd, ˌkɒr-/
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
1520-1530
1520-30; < (< Middle French) Medieval Latin corrēspondēre. See cor-, respond
Related forms
correspondingly, adverb
precorrespond, verb (used without object)
Synonyms
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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Examples for correspond
  • 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.
  • Light-bodied, medium-bodied, and full-bodied wines correspond.
  • The ads will be targeted to the readers of the messages and will correspond to the text in the messages.
  • The links correspond to the district's elementary- and middle-school curricula.
  • The list of genes was shifted with respect to the expression data, so that the one did not correspond with the other.
  • Match gems that correspond to the enemy's shade and it'll slow their progress.
  • It should be clear that careers correspond to either one of the two.
British Dictionary definitions for correspond

correspond

/ˌkɒrɪˈspɒnd/
verb (intransitive)
1.
usually foll by with or to. 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
Derived Forms
correspondingly, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin corrēspondēre, from Latin respondēre to respond
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Word Origin and History for correspond
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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