responds; responded; responding
1 : to say or write something as an answer to a question or request : reply
She hasn't yet responded to my letter.
My mother responded to my request with a firm no.
The teacher asked a question, but the student didn't respond.
“Are you ready?” he asked. “No,” she responded.
When I asked him what he was doing, he responded that it was none of my business.
2 : to do something as a reaction to something that has happened or been done
Police quickly responded to the call for help.
she responded to their decision by threatening to quit.
: to have a particular reaction to something
He doesn't respond [=react] well to criticism.
Most readers responded favorably to the book. [=most readers liked the book]
3 [no object] : to have a good or desired reaction to something
The patient is responding to the treatment. [=the patient is getting better because of the treatment]