correspond to

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Related to correspond to: Corresponding angles, contingency

correspond to something

to match up with something; to harmonize with something. This pin on this part corresponds to the receptacle on the other part it fits into.
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References in classic literature ?
Since then every family is part of a city, and each of those individuals is part of a family, and the virtue of the parts ought to correspond to the virtue of the whole; it is necessary, that both the wives and children of the community should be instructed correspondent to the nature thereof, if it is of consequence to the virtue of the state, that the wives and children therein should be virtuous, and of consequence it certainly is, for the wives are one half of the free persons; and of the children the succeeding citizens are to be formed.
In a great book the relation of the two faculties will of course properly correspond to form and spirit.