respondre·spond /rɪˈspɒndrɪˈspɑːnd/ verb [intransitiveI] 1to react to something that has happened
The company responded aggressively by selling market-rate investments.
Overseas exchanges can’t respond as quickly as Wall Street to new product ideas.
Consumers will respond to any recession by buying less.
2to reply to a letter, telephone call etc
Thousands of readers saw the ad and responded.
We are committed to responding to all customer complaints within 10 days.