response

noun
ADJECTIVE
affirmative (esp. AmE), encouraging, enthusiastic, favourable/favorable, good, positive
lukewarm (esp. BrE), muted, tepid (esp. AmE)
poor
aggressive, angry, negative
adequate, appropriate, correct, proper, satisfactory
normal

This is a normal response to feeling abandoned.

desired

He was not getting the desired response from the audience.

logical

That's the only logical response.

imaginative
sympathetic
individual, subjective
inadequate, inappropriate, incorrect

incorrect responses in a multiple-choice test

strong

These images are likely to evoke a strong response in the viewer.

direct
effective
prompt, quick, rapid
slow
automatic, immediate, instinctive, knee-jerk

my knee-jerk response to the story

measured, thoughtful
initial

My initial response was one of anger.

emergency
delayed

his delayed response to the event

public
official

The World Bank has postponed an official response to the report.

natural
rational
possible

These are just a few of the possible responses to this question.

behavioural/behavioral, conditioned, emotional, fight-or-flight, physiological
political
verbal, written
allergic, antibody, immune

the immune response to viral infections

VERB + RESPONSE
give, make
formulate
get, have, receive

Have you had any responses to the advertisement yet?

bring forth, call forth, draw, elicit, evoke, generate, induce, produce, prompt, provoke, stimulate, trigger, yield

His comments drew an angry response from the crowd.

await, wait for
predict
mount

The immune system springs into action to mount a response against the virus.

exhibit, show

Dawn showed no response at all.

coordinate

We'll coordinate emergency responses from now on.

affect, influence
assess, examine, gauge, observe
post

He has posted his response on the organization's website.

RESPONSE + NOUN
rate, time

We sent out over 100 letters but the response rate was low (= few people replied).

PREPOSITION
in response (to)

In response, she stormed out of the room.

response from

The response from local businesses has been muted.

response to

What was their response to the question?

PHRASES
(a) lack of response

Due to lack of response we have had to cancel the event.


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  • Response — Re*sponse (r?*sp?ns ), n. [OF. response, respons, F. r[ e]ponse, from L. responsum, from respondere. See {Respond}.] 1. The act of responding. [1913 Webster] 2. An answer or reply. Specifically: (a) Reply to an objection in formal disputation. I …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • response — Response. s. f. Ce qu on respond. Bonne, pertinente réponse. réponse positive, precise. réponse favorable, sotte, impertinente, ridicule. méchante réponse. cette réponse ne satisfait pas. cette réponse est categorique, n est pas categorique.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • response — c.1300, from L. responsum answer, prop. neut. pp. of respondere to respond (see RESPOND (Cf. respond)) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • response — ► NOUN 1) an instance of responding; an answer or reaction. 2) an excitation of a nerve impulse caused by a change or event …   English terms dictionary

  • response — [ri späns′] n. [ME respounse < ML respons < L responsum, neut. of responsus, pp. of respondere: see RESPOND] 1. something said or done in answer; reply or reaction 2. Eccles. a) a word or words used in replying to or affirming a prayer,… …   English World dictionary

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