correspond - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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present tense
present participlecorresponding
past tensecorresponded
past participlecorresponded
  1. 1
    to be the same as something else, or very much like it

    If their statements correspond, we’ll have no trouble.

    correspond with:

    The statistics do not correspond with our own experience.

    correspond to:

    In 60% of the patients, all symptoms corresponded to what we expected.

    closely correspond:

    This closely corresponds to the wording of the existing law.

    1. a.
      used about something in a different country or system that is very much like something in yours
      roughly correspond (=not be exactly the same):

      His first post was as an Associate Professor, which roughly corresponds to Lecturer here.

  2. 2
    to be connected or related to something
    correspond to:

    In machine code, one instruction corresponds directly to one operation of the computer.

    correspond with:

    The timing of the gift closely corresponded with Robert’s return from Italy.

    1. a.
      used about objects that are put together or attached
      correspond with:

      These metal loops should be spaced to correspond with the curtain hooks.

  3. 3
    formal if two people correspond, they regularly write letters to each other
    correspond with:

    He corresponded with leading European scholars.