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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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  • That's because the lunar month-the time it takes the moon to cycle through its phases-corresponds closely to the calendar month.
  • Red corresponds to sulfur, green to hydrogen, and blue to oxygen emission.
  • Most sources believe the optic nerve somehow crosses with the trigeminal nerve, which corresponds with sneeze production.
  • It corresponds to being more confident in their art.
  • With a little effort, it can make what you do visible through a design that corresponds with your own interests and investments.
  • And our right or left handedness corresponds with the brain localization of language.
  • The degree of the tilt corresponds directly with the level of bad news.
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  • The device is actually a combination of two cameras: one corresponds to the viewer's left eye, the other to the right.
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British Dictionary definitions for corresponds

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 corresponds

correspond

v.

1520s, "to be in agreement, to be in harmony with," from Middle French correspondre (14c.) or directly from Medieval Latin correspondere, from cor- (see com-) "together, with each other" + respondere "to answer" (see respond).

Originally in Medieval Latin of two things in mutual action, but by later Medieval Latin 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"). Related: Corresponded; corresponding.

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