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To Correspónd. v.n. [con and respondeo, Latin.]

  1. To suit; to answer; to be proportionate; to be adequate to; to be adapted; to fit.

    The days, if one be compared with another successively throughout the year, are found not to be equal, and will not justly correspond with any artificial or mechanical equal measures of time. Holder on Time.

    Words being but empty sounds, any farther than they are signs of our ideas, we cannot but assent to them, as they correspond to those ideas we have, but no farther than that. Locke.

  2. To keep up commerce with another by alternate letters.

Sources: Holder, William (38) · Locke, John (269)

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