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RESPONDENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does respondent mean? 

RESPONDENT (noun)
  The noun RESPONDENT has 2 senses:

1. the codefendant (especially in a divorce proceeding) who is accused of adultery with the corespondent
2. someone who responds

  Familiarity information: RESPONDENT used as a noun is rare.


RESPONDENT (adjective)
  The adjective RESPONDENT has 1 sense:

1. replying

  Familiarity information: RESPONDENT used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RESPONDENT (noun)


Sense 1respondent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The codefendant (especially in a divorce proceeding) who is accused of adultery with the corespondent

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("respondent" is a kind of...):

co-defendant; codefendant (a defendant who has been joined together with one or more other defendants in a single action)


Sense 2respondent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who responds

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

answerer; responder; respondent

Hypernyms ("respondent" is a kind of...):

communicator (a person who communicates with others)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "respondent"):

assenter (a person who assents)

equivocator; hedger; tergiversator (a respondent who avoids giving a clear direct answer)

interviewee (a person who is interviewed)

examinee; testee (someone who is tested (as by an intelligence test or an academic examination))


RESPONDENT (adjective)


Sense 1respondent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Replying

Synonyms:

answering; respondent

Context examples:

an answering glance / an answering smile

Similar:

responsive (readily reacting to people or events or stimuli; showing emotion)


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