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correspond
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1  —as in:
corresponding time period
Definition connect or fit together by being equivalent, proportionate, or matched

(Two things are equivalent if they have the same or very similar value, purpose, or result.)
  • Eskimos have many words that correspond to the English word snow. For example, there are different words for "snow on the ground", "fresh snow on the ground", "soft snow on the ground", "a crust of snow on the ground" and so forth.
correspond = are equivalent
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The bones in a bat's wing exactly correspond to those in a human forearm.
  • correspond = are equivalent (have similar form)
  • The girls are using a simple code where "1" corresponds to "A", "2" to "B" and so on for each of the 26 letters of the alphabet.
  • corresponds = is equivalent
  • All rights carry with them corresponding responsibilities.
  • corresponding = matching
  • In each option, the benefits correspond with the expense.
  • correspond = are proportionate or matched
  • To use the chart, find your height in the left column, your weight in that row, and then look at the corresponding bottom row to see if you should be concerned that you may be overweight.
  • corresponding = matching (where one is meant to be viewed with the other)
  • In looking at three different studies, I found that all the findings correspond with each other.
  • correspond = fit together (by being consistent or similar)
  • You tell me my ideas don't correspond to reality.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • correspond = connect or fit with
  • Plato's point was that the relationship between the darkness of the cave and the world beyond corresponds to the relationship between the forms of the natural world and the world of ideas.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • corresponds = are similar (one is equivalent to the other)
  • The vertical row of connecting rods, so many they seemed to reach the sky far above, slid toward their corresponding holes on the left wall, ready to seal shut until the morning.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
corresponding = matching (going together)

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2  —as in:
corresponding by email
Definition communicate by writing letters or email
  • We correspond regularly via email.
correspond = write to each other
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Did either of you save copies of your correspondence?
  • correspondence = letters or emails
  • I used to correspond with them, you know, after I got back to Moscow, and then they suddenly stopped writing.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • correspond = exchange letters through the mail
  • Much of the correspondence offered support and sympathy for those of us who had returned, but there was also an abundance of scathingly critical letters.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • correspondence = written letters
  • Not only does he write letters to his Charlotte, he's also carrying on a chatty correspondence with various other people.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • correspondence = communication by writing letters
  • We talked of our mutual friend, the literary historian Maxwell Geismar, who had introduced us by correspondence a year ago.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • correspondence = a written letter
  • He has maintained a regular, though not frequent, correspondence ever since: he hopes I am happy, and trusts I am not of those who live without God in the world, and only mind earthly things.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • correspondence = communication by writing letters
  • Everett Ruess's correspondence reveals uncanny parallels between Ruess and Chris McCandless.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • correspondence = written letters
  • "This is the spot," said the Professor as he turned his lamp on a small map of the house, copied from the file of my original correspondence regarding the purchase.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • correspondence = written letters
  • By the spring of 1944, the mothers of the Green Hornet crewmen, as well as other family members, had begun to correspond.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
correspond = exchange letters through the mail

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3  —as in:
a correspondence course
Definition done from afar
  • She took a correspondence course while she was in prison.
correspondence = done from afar via written communication
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I don't live in Los Angeles yet, but I joined the organization as a corresponding member.
  • corresponding = done from afar
  • Anything more than correspondence school was out of the question.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • correspondence = done from afar (by mailing letters, reports, etc.)
  • To take our minds off matters as well as to develop them, Father ordered a catalog from a correspondence school.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • correspondence = done from afar (by mailing letters, reports, etc.)
  • He did his high school courses by correspondence, sitting at the kitchen table and studying by the light of a kerosene lamp; he put himself through university by working in lumber camps and cleaning out rabbit hutches, and was so poor that he lived in a tent in the summers to save money.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • correspondence = done from afar (by mailing letters, reports, etc.)
  • Why, I'm thinkin' of takin' one of them correspondence school courses.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • correspondence = done from afar (by mailing letters, reports, etc.)
  • Then Tererai took correspondence classes and began saving money.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • correspondence = done from afar (by mailing letters, reports, etc.)
  • Michael didn't know, but Sean told her that they had just started the BYU program of correspondence courses.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • correspondence = done from afar (by mailing letters, reports, etc.)
  • Although it was embarrassing enough, it would be even worse if her mother found out that she was doing a correspondence course with a complete stranger, a philosopher who was playing hide-and-seek with her.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • correspondence = done from afar (by mailing letters, reports, etc.)
  • A correspondence course in English;
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
correspondence = done from afar (by mailing letters, reports, etc.)

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4  —as in:
foreign correspondent of the paper
Definition a reporter — typically from a foreign country or with a particular expertise
  • Let's get a report from our correspondent in Mexico City.
correspondent = reporter
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Our correspondent in Iran was kidnapped.
  • correspondent = reporter
  • Frank heard about Bernard Krisher, a former Newsweek correspondent who was so appalled by poverty in Cambodia that he formed an aid group, American Assistance for Cambodia.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • correspondent = reporter
  • Bob Simon, CBS's on-air correspondent for the story, thought that this would probably be his only chance to question Watanabe, so there in the lobby, he began grilling him about his treatment of Louie.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • correspondent = reporter
  • "Personally I see nothing positive at all about Chris McCandless's lifestyle or wilderness doctrine," scolded another correspondent.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • correspondent = reporter
  • By the courtesy of the chief boatman, I was, as your correspondent, permitted to climb on deck, and was one of a small group who saw the dead seaman whilst actually lashed to the wheel.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • correspondent = reporter
  • Lancelot Clokey, the foreign correspondent, reached for his highball glass and finished it off.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • correspondent = reporter
  • (PASTED IN MINA MURRAY'S JOURNAL) From a correspondent.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • correspondent = reporter
  • The other Internet correspondent on Fischer's expedition, however, was a client who intended to go all the way to the summit and file daily dispatches for NBC Interactive Media enroute.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • correspondent = reporter
  • It sent a correspondent to Colorado, and printed pages describing the overthrow of American institutions in that state.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
correspondent = reporter

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