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respond to (someone or something

1. To issue a verbal or written answer or reply to someone or something. I spent my entire first day back from vacation just responding to emails that had been piling up. Mary is obviously still angry—she won't even respond to me.
2. To act in response or in answer to someone or something. There are a number of ways we can respond to this injunction. My father believes you have to respond to a bully with force.
3. To elicit a reaction, especially a positive one, to a particular person or stimulus. We're pleased to see that your body has been responding to the new treatment methods. Our baby daughter doesn't really like to be held by most people, but she really responds to my mother-in-law.
See also: respond, something, to
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: respond, to
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I had by this time mastered the intricacies of walking under Martian conditions, and quickly responding to his command I advanced to the side of the incubator where the warriors stood.
12:29 p.m., an officer responded to Salter College for an emergency vehicle hit by a civilian while responding to bomb threat.
When responding to a call that involves a person with autism, officers may face a situation that will challenge the training, instincts, and professional conduct of even the most experienced police veteran.
Law enforcement must not forget the characteristics of individuals with autism when responding to calls.
When responding to calls for assistance involving individuals who are autistic, education, perception, and understanding can help officers avoid situations that can become unpleasant or even dangerous.
Hernando Cortez's charity group, Dancers Responding to AIDS, keeps vaulting for a good cause after nine years
McFarlane immediately asked Cortez to come under the umbrella of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which he directed, and Dancers Responding to AIDS--best known for its annual summer fund-raiser on Fire Island--was born.
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These results suggest that the CEOs, for the most part, believe that tax management is doing a good job in responding to senior management.
5:10 a.m.: officers responding to a stolen vehicle call responded to 37 vehicle break-ins at 27 addresses overnight, including Main Street, School Street, Stark Terrace and Woodland Drive.
In a survey of police agencies, approximately 93 percent of law enforcement officers responding to a missing child call state that they usually interview the parents or guardian in person.
Ninety-two percent of the companies responding to the survey provide prescription drug benefits to their retirees.
At most, officers responding to calls for help attempted to calm things down and arrange for one party to leave the home for the evening.
The goal of officers responding to a domestic abuse call should be to develop a case that can be prosecuted even if the victim becomes reluctant.(7)
Domestic violence laws in New Jersey - as in other states - clearly express that the primary duty of a law enforcement officer when responding to a domestic violence call is to enforce the laws allegedly violated and to protect the victim.