to respond in kind meaning, to respond in kind definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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respond  

  ( responds    3rd person present)   ( responding    present participle)   ( responded    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   When you respond to something that is done or said, you react to it by doing or saying something yourself.  
They are likely to respond positively to the President's request for aid...      V to n  
The army responded with gunfire and tear gas...      V with n  
`Are you well enough to carry on?<emdash>`Of course,' she responded scornfully...      V with quote  
The Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs responded that the protection of refugees was a matter for an international organization...      V that  
2       verb   When you respondto a need, crisis, or challenge, you take the necessary or appropriate action.   (=react)  
This modest group size allows our teachers to respond to the needs of each student.      V to n  
3       verb   If a patient or their injury or illness is respondingto treatment, the treatment is working and they are getting better.  
I'm pleased to say that he is now doing well and responding to treatment.      V to n  
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