respond-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: act or do something in reaction to something

NOTE: Non verbal/oral reaction to something. Exhibit reaction, change in behavior

The press responded with fierce professionalism.
Many nonprofit organizations responded to the disaster.
How did she respond to the news?
The patient has responded rapid to the treatment.
It remains to be seen whether the cancer will respond to treatment.
He responded by marching off and slamming the door behind him.
The board has ten business days to respond.

FrameNet: Response
PropBank: respond.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3

Sense Number 2: say or write something in reply

NOTE: Verbal/oral response to something. Includes quotative response.
NOTE: This is a subset of sense 1, with the specific inference of speech or writing. If ambiguous (could be speech/writing, or not), put in sense 1 (see last example of sense 1).

Well Jack has responded to that letter with two letters of his own.
I asked her what the time was, but she didn't respond.
This software reduces the time callers spend waiting for someone to respond to them.

FrameNet: Communication_response
PropBank: respond.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2