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CORRESPOND

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does correspond mean? 

CORRESPOND (verb)
  The verb CORRESPOND has 4 senses:

1. be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
2. be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics
3. exchange messages
4. take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to

  Familiarity information: CORRESPOND used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CORRESPOND (verb)


Sense 1correspond [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

tally; match; jibe; gibe; correspond; agree; fit; check

Context examples:

The two stories don't agree in many details / The handwriting checks with the signature on the check / The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun

Hypernyms (to "correspond" is one way to...):

be; equal (be identical or equivalent to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "correspond"):

adhere (be compatible or in accordance with)

pattern (form a pattern)

accord; agree; concord; consort; fit in; harmonise; harmonize (go together)

befit; beseem; suit (accord or comport with)

homologize (be homologous)

conform to; fit; meet (satisfy a condition or restriction)

resemble (appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to)

bear out; corroborate; support; underpin (support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm)

square (be compatible with)

duplicate; parallel; twin (duplicate or match)

parallel (be parallel to)

correlate (to bear a reciprocal or mutual relation)

align (align with; be or come into adjustment)

coincide (be the same)

answer (match or correspond)

look (accord in appearance with)

consist (be consistent in form, tenor, or character; be congruous)

rhyme; rime (be similar in sound, especially with respect to the last syllable)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


Sense 2correspond [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

correspond; equate

Hypernyms (to "correspond" is one way to...):

be; equal (be identical or equivalent to)

Sentence frame:

Something is ----ing PP


Sense 3correspond [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Exchange messages

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

My Russian pen pal and I have been corresponding for several years

"Correspond" entails doing...:

write (communicate or express by writing)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "correspond"):

drop a line; write (communicate (with) in writing)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 4correspond [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

represent; stand for; correspond

Context example:

Because of the sound changes in the course of history, an 'h' in Greek stands for an 's' in Latin

Hypernyms (to "correspond" is one way to...):

be; equal (be identical or equivalent to)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Something ----s something


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