Definitions for: Correspond


[v] exchange messages; "My Russian pen pal and I have been corresponding for several years"
[v] be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics
[v] be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints do'nt match those on the gun"
[v] take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to; "Because of the sound changes in the course of history, an 'h' in Greek stands for an 's' in Latin"



Webster (1913) Definition: Cor`re*spond" (k?r`r?-sp?nd"), v. i. [imp. & p. p.
Corresponded; p. pr. & vb. n. Corresponding.] [Pref. cor-
+ respond: cf. f. correspondre.]
1. To be like something else in the dimensions and
arrangement of its parts; -- followed by with or to; as,
concurring figures correspond with each other throughout.

None of them [the forms of Sidney's sonnets]
correspond to the Shakespearean type. --J. A.
Symonds.

2. To be adapted; to be congruous; to suit; to agree; to fit;
to answer; -- followed by to.

Words being but empty sounds, any farther than they
are signs of our ideas, we can not but assent to
them as they correspond to those ideas we have, but
no farther. --Locke.

3. To have intercourse or communion; especially, to hold
intercourse or to communicate by sending and receiving
letters; -- followed by with.

After having been long in indirect communication
with the exiled family, he [Atterbury] began to
correspond directly with the Pretender. --Macaulay.

Syn: To agree; fit; answer; suit; write; address.

Synonyms: agree, check, equate, fit, gibe, jibe, match, represent, stand for, tally

Antonyms: disaccord, disagree, discord

See Also: accede, adhere, align, answer, be, bear out, befit, beseem, coincide, conform to, consist, correlate, corroborate, drop a line, duplicate, equal, homologize, look, meet, overlap, parallel, pattern, resemble, rhyme, rime, square, suit, support, twin, underpin, write

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