correspond




When two things correspond, they match up or are equivalent to one another. You might come up with a code in which numbers correspond to letters of the alphabet. Correspond can also mean to send messages back and forth. You can use your code to correspond with your pen pal.

The word correspond can mean “communicating back and forth,” like using email to correspond with a far-away cousin. It can also mean “be alike,” as in having friends whose interests and personalities correspond to your own. Finally, it can be “be equal to,” as in getting a score on a standardized test that corresponds with those of students taking the same subjects as you but who live in other states or countries.

Definitions of correspond
  1. verb

    take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to

    synonyms:
    represent, stand for
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    be, equal

    be identical or equivalent to

  2. verb

    be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics

    synonyms:
    equate
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    be, equal

    be identical or equivalent to

  3. verb

    be compatible, similar, or consistent; coincide in their characteristics

    synonyms:
    agree, check, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally

    check, check out

    be verified or confirmed; pass inspection
    accord, agree, comport, concord, consort, fit in, harmonise, harmonize

    be harmonious or consistent with
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    disaccord, disagree, discord

    be different from one another
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    consist

    be consistent in form, tenor, or character; be congruous
    look

    accord in appearance with
    answer

    match or correspond
    coincide

    be the same
    align

    be or come into adjustment with
    correlate

    bear a reciprocal or mutual relation
    parallel

    be parallel to
    duplicate, parallel, twin

    duplicate or match
    square

    be compatible with
    bear out, corroborate, support, underpin

    support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm
    resemble

    appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to
    conform to, fit, meet

    satisfy a condition or restriction
    homologize

    be homologous
    befit, beseem, suit

    accord or comport with
    accord, agree, comport, concord, consort, fit in, harmonise, harmonize

    be harmonious or consistent with
    pattern

    form a pattern
    adhere, hew

    be compatible or in accordance with
    rhyme, rime

    be similar in sound, especially with respect to the last syllable
    coordinate

    be co-ordinated
    look like

    bear a physical resemblance to
    come to life

    be lifelike, as of a painting
    take after

    be similar to a relative
    approximate, come close

    be close or similar
    fill the bill, fit the bill

    be what is needed or be good enough for what is required
    behoove, behove

    be appropriate or necessary
    fulfil, fulfill, live up to, satisfy

    meet the requirements or expectations of
    imitate

    appear like, as in behavior or appearance
    echo, recall

    call to mind
    blend, blend in, go

    blend or harmonize
    accommodate, fit, suit

    be agreeable or acceptable to
    assonate

    correspond in vowel sounds; rhyme in assonance
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    be, equal

    be identical or equivalent to

  4. verb

    exchange messages

    “My Russian pen pal and I have been
    corresponding for several years”
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    drop a line, write

    communicate (with) in writing

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