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.
These cells are in a lower brain area called the dorsal horn of the medulla, but are comparable to cells found in the spinal cord that respond to pain elsewhere on the body.
While local is all the rage - at least in terms of search -- just 24 percent of those surveyed said they respond most to geographic targeting ("businesses in your local community"); 18 percent said they were most apt to respond to behavioral targeting (ads based on "your past behavior on a given website").
The Los Angeles City Council voted Friday to consider legal action for false advertising against a security company that has posted trailers around the San Fernando Valley declaring: ``LAPD will no longer respond to your alarm
Many law enforcement agencies began to explore new ways for officers to respond to domestic violence calls.
Our ability to respond to change and do so rapidly is critical to our continued success," said Gayla Delly, chief financial officer (CFO) at Benchmark.
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.