respond to

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respond to someone or something

1. to answer someone or something. Would you please respond to me? When are you going to respond to my letter?
2. to react to someone or something. You have heard his presentation. How would you respond to him? I need you to respond to the points in the report by the end of the day. The police responded right away to the riot call.
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By doing that, Smith said, it increased the number of routine calls, but also freed up officers to respond to those crimes considered the most dangerous to the public.
Moreover, a child found alone may not respond to an officer's efforts and consolation because they are quite content to stay where the officer found them.
In each test, whether the monkey was to respond to the heat or the light cue, the scientists applied the same amount of heat to the monkey's face.
Those with annual household incomes above $75,000 and those with post-graduate degrees are roughly twice as likely to respond to demographic, geographic and behavioral targeting as their counterparts at the bottom income and educational levels.
Officers called upon to respond to and investigate domestic abuse calls need to have a full understanding of the complex social, economic, and psychological issues that surround acts of domestic violence.
RapidResponse delivers innovative technology that enables manufacturers to anticipate potential problems, instantly review multiple action alternatives, and align operations to rapidly and effectively respond to changes at the point-of-action.
Toshiba Europe GmbH chose Kinaxis RapidResponse to improve the company's ability to respond to changes in demand and supply.
Since 1999, over 3 million consumers have used RESPOND to find everything from banquet facilities to business loans.
State Legislators, as Part of YES for Democracy Network, to Use VIP Responses to Urge Fellow Legislators to Respond to Issues Important to 18-to 30-Year-Old Americans
This analysis of 36 national and local companies conducted over an 18 month period, found that there is little to no consistency in how companies respond to online information inquiries.
Managed Competition: Increases the ability of businesses to convert leads into sales by limiting the number of businesses that can respond to each request.
The Rainier Web-Index study found that in Britain only 71 of the FTSE 100 companies could be contacted by e-mail via their Web site, and of these, more than 20 percent, including National Grid, P&O and Telewest, failed to respond to multiple requests for basic investor information after a wait of three months.
Supply Chain in Order to Respond to Customers At Internet Speed