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Definition of correspond verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    correspond

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˌkɒrəˈspɒnd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɔːrəˈspɑːnd//
     
    , NAmE//ˌkɑːrəˈspɑːnd//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they correspond
    BrE BrE//ˌkɒrəˈspɒnd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɔːrəˈspɑːnd//
     
    , NAmE//ˌkɑːrəˈspɑːnd//
     
    he / she / it corresponds
    BrE BrE//ˌkɒrəˈspɒndz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɔːrəˈspɑːndz//
     
    , NAmE//ˌkɑːrəˈspɑːndz//
     
    past simple corresponded
    BrE BrE//ˌkɒrəˈspɒndɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɔːrəˈspɑːndɪd//
     
    , NAmE//ˌkɑːrəˈspɑːndɪd//
     
    past participle corresponded
    BrE BrE//ˌkɒrəˈspɒndɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɔːrəˈspɑːndɪd//
     
    , NAmE//ˌkɑːrəˈspɑːndɪd//
     
    -ing form corresponding
    BrE BrE//ˌkɒrəˈspɒndɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɔːrəˈspɑːndɪŋ//
     
    , NAmE//ˌkɑːrəˈspɑːndɪŋ//
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] to be the same as or match something synonym agree, tally Your account and hers do not correspond. correspond with something Your account of events does not correspond with hers. correspond to something The written record of the conversation doesn't correspond to (= is different from) what was actually said. See related entries: Experiments and research
  2. 2[intransitive] correspond (to something) to be similar to or the same as something else The British job of Lecturer corresponds roughly to the US Associate Professor.
  3. 3[intransitive] correspond (with somebody) (formal) to write letters to somebody and receive letters from them
  4. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French correspondre, from medieval Latin correspondere, from cor- ‘together’ + Latin respondere, from re- ‘again’ + spondere ‘to pledge’.Extra examples She corresponded regularly with her former teacher. The movement of the dot on the screen corresponds exactly with the movement of the control lever. The word corresponds roughly in meaning to our ‘homesickness’. Their nursery schools correspond roughly to our infant schools. Check that this number corresponds with the one on the document. I have corresponded with him in the past. The presence of neutrons explains why the atomic weights of elements do not correspond with their atomic numbers. The written record of the conversation doesn’t correspond to what was actually said. Wages did not rise to correspond with the price increases brought about by the wars.
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