Meaning of RESPONSE in English

RESPONSE

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a rapid response

He praised state health authorities for their rapid response to the crisis.

considered response

The committee is meeting to prepare a considered response to the problem.

cool response

My proposal met with a cool response .

elicited...response

When her knock elicited no response , she opened the door and peeped in.

emotional response

an emotional response to the problem

enthusiastic response

The proposal has received an enthusiastic response from the union.

immediate response

Our immediate response to the attack was sheer horror.

inappropriate behaviour/response/language etc

lukewarm response

His idea got only a lukewarm response from the committee.

negative answer/reply/response

He gave a negative answer without any explanation.

provoke a reaction/response

The report provoked a furious reaction from staff.

quick response

We need a quick response from the government.

triggered...response

His action triggered a massive response from the government.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

angry

It earned an angry response from a teachers' union leader, Nigel de Gruchy.

My own uncertainty in defending my position at the time made me that much more adamant and angry in response .

There are so many ways in which our intolerance will trigger an angry response either in ourselves or others.

Contesting that remark would only provoke an angry response from the boy.

As can happen all too often, there's an angry response , and arrests are made.

appropriate

The anger is an appropriate response to what the writer describes, a public statement about conditions of life or death.

An appropriate response , it seemed, would have been for the company to redouble its efforts to improve its own offering.

When the child is communicating fluently and clearly, the most appropriate adult response may be to listen and encourage.

Gale is away from the phone, but he will listen to the recording later and make an appropriate response .

Theory suggests that an exchange rate change may be the appropriate response to a country specific shock.

Although she had sensed that a fiasco like this was inevitable, Amanda fumbled for an appropriate response .

Depending upon this determination, we develop appropriate emotional responses .

It is competition, however, which forces businesses and resource suppliers to make appropriate responses .

direct

But caution had reasserted itself, a direct response to his mockery.

Gamble, announced last week that it would follow a direct response model for Web advertising.

You rarely see a direct response ad which does not put a clear offer - and the price - in its headline.

She nursed them, but they talked to him, vocalising in direct response to his cooing-even as tiny infants.

Furthermore, these forms of behaviour are not simply direct responses to external stimuli.

This is, clearly, a pretty naive view, even of a direct response campaign.

The first is through what is called direct response - where people volunteer information about themselves.

In poetry, it is the student's direct response which is called for.

emotional

But the emotional response to his death has gone beyond the standard mourning of a pop idol.

Organizational fears are emotional responses to core beliefs.

Specific screening campaigns, however, should be based on a logical, not purely emotional , response to tragic cases.

The characters have a heightened and highly emotional response to events, actions and sentiments.

But the androids have developed their own emotional responses and therefore they suffer as the humans do.

Mood disorders such as mania and depression involve inappropriate emotional responses .

Depending upon this determination, we develop appropriate emotional responses .

Irony is used here to mock an emotional response , identified as always female, always stupid.

immediate

David Blunkett's immediate response was absolutely right.

There was immediate positive response to this published version of the story.

His immediate response was to appeal.

The immediate responses to complaints made by Justice Department officials in the new administration seemed cold-blooded and callous.

At times, these images may be so powerful as to demand an immediate response .

The immediate response was that Lewis had not deserved to lose and would be exercising his right to an immediate rematch.

This mailing resulted in an immediate response by over 20 companies, and further enquiries on an on-going basis.

A librarian may build up sections of the stock that he feels are important even though there is no immediate response in terms of issues.

immune

It is known which specific immune responses are required for therapeutic benefit, so we have proceeded cautiously.

Hence the delay between the onset of flu and the immune response that cures it.

Significant numbers of larvae reach the lungs and migrate to the bronchioles where they are killed by the animal's immune response .

The reason: The vitamin is involved in raising a healthy immune response .

It is clear, however, that the immune response in preventive and therapeutic vaccines differs in fundamental ways.

This immune response leads to the destruction of the beta cells that make insulin.

Furthermore, immune responses to tubercle bacilli are extraordinarily complicated.

initial

When they were first introduced they were an enormous boon to the farmer and the initial response was almost euphoric.

Robert Kennedy, however, continued to insist on a less belligerent initial response .

Twenty thousand copies were distributed around Birmingham, and Mr Wiseman says that the initial response has been extremely encouraging.

The initial responses from the government suggest that there may indeed be a reckoning ahead.

The initial response to this situation came in 1971.

Bush's initial response has been to lurch to the right.

If we look at the initial response to Maastricht, the omens are not wholly encouraging.

For some, the initial response is a mild fear reaction; it passes quickly.

negative

Where there is a definite negative response put 0 percent.

Some Quakers began to denounce slavery beyond their circle in society at large, and they drew negative response for doing so.

On my negative but friendly response they asked if I knew I was trespassing.

But Dole countered with a heavily negative response .

This negative response created great distress to Mrs X as she has her heart set on becoming an embalmer.

The intended result of such treatment is to reduce or eliminate alcohol consumption by producing a negative response to alcohol.

Few things can be more guaranteed to create a negative response than the sight of husband and wife sparring in public.

Behavior eliciting a negative response decreased in frequency.

positive

Nevertheless, teachers may improve their effectiveness by increasing the frequency of positive responses while reducing the negative.

Response sheets were sent out to these 200 with a covering letter from the agency concerned and 85 positive responses were received.

I never expected such a positive response from Lynne.

She asked organic producers if they would be interested in a market and received enough positive responses to go ahead.

In a study of terminal cancer patients, the positive response was even higher.

The increase was a positive response to a strategic initiative.

quick

So when the speaker was talking rapidly with a lot of energy she would listen with obvious interest, excitement and quick responses .

They make quick changes and responses on the spur of the moment.

Her quick response made him feel more quick, as if in some flattering way she was complimenting him.

The quick response exemplified the aggressive way Republicans have sought to put the best face on the investigation into Gingrich.

Your quick response in an emergency could be a life-saver for your child.

Figure 1. 7 illustrates the various steps of the quick response chain.

This has its problems, but it does allow a quick response to members' requests for topics.

His former sparkle and quick response were missing.

rapid

Get rapid responses to queries people raise in their staff meetings.

That kind of rapid response will not be available on the space station, because the shuttle will be docked.

This ideally matches the requirements of the servos and ensures a smooth and rapid response .

D.. Augment rapid response capabilities for vaccine delivery and expand evaluation of vaccine efficacy and the cost effectiveness of vaccination programs.

The gentle and yet rapid response that one achieves has to be experienced to be understood.

Duty and intake systems to detect incipient problems early and to provide a rapid response . 3.

Coun Hughes urged Mr Threlfall to consider a rapid response unit to deal with emergencies.

This allows a rapid response to any divergences from expectations and for counter action to be agreed.

■ NOUN

rate

This is exceptional: response rates of 10 percent and under are not unusual if postal responses are required.

There was a response rate of over 80 percent from the staff.

Since it went on PROFs the response rate is up to 98%.

Data are currently available for 51 patients showing a 51% response rate that included six complete responses.

Discussion Unbiased estimates of dependency levels in the different sectors can be achieved only by high enumeration and response rates .

The main factor influencing response rate is whether the survey is postal or personal.

According to a response prediction model, the observed response rate was not related to the selection of patients likely to respond.

This provided an overall response rate of 58 percent.

■ VERB

consider

Later in the book we will consider alternative responses based on these intuitions.

It is not necessary for changes to occur in each of the three areas to consider a significant response as having occurred.

They might then be asked to consider their response if the soldiers arrive in Nazareth.

Sister Mary paused to consider her response .

Decision-making, by considering alternative responses to their social, distress, leading to new forms of social performance.

The existence of a mark-up has to be taken into account when considering the response to a corporate tax.

He has already done so in respect of civil non-matrimonial legal aid and is considering the responses to that.

elicit

This question elicits three responses from officials.

You may attempt to be starkly one-sided to elicit a response .

When that elicited no response she opened it and peeped in.

Manion continued to stroll through the room, eliciting more responses .

He could take her upstairs now, try slowly to elicit some response from that virginal body.

The goal is simply to elicit a response and build on it.

It is not entirely surprising that Wagner's gift of the Tristan poem elicited no response .

Interviews conducted by the consultant with a sample of twenty-four employees elicit a positive response to team meetings.

produce

Yet there is nothing inherent in the nature of work to produce such responses .

On the other hand, sensitivity to feedback can produce cowardly responses .

Similar circumstances and problems often produce similar responses .

But unlike prehistoric man, you have far fewer ways to release the energy produced by the stress response .

And the fitter you become, the more intense the load has to be to produce that response .

The intended result of such treatment is to reduce or eliminate alcohol consumption by producing a negative response to alcohol.

Reminiscence can produce a lot more responses , because you're tapping into a person's past which is theirs alone.

Or is it more akin to mechanics whereby a given stimulus produces an automatic response ?

receive

The Institute has received more than 250 responses to the document, which are currently being analysed.

And indeed, he has received many responses .

One hundred and twenty-nine replies were received - a good response which has proved very useful.

He received responses from 852 critical care nurses.

He did, first of all, tap on the flat door but then, receiving no response , opened it.

Netscape Navigator lets you send mail, but can not receive responses .

require

This is exceptional: response rates of 10 percent and under are not unusual if postal responses are required .

It changes your perspective immediately, because it requires new and different responses from you.

The Development Corporation require a response by 15 January 1992 at the latest.

The earthquake becomes, for him, an inconvenience that requires a sporting response .

Typically the various stimuli are presented concurrently, each associated with a different outcome or requiring a different response .

Smith is above all a performer who requires disciplined response .

The challenges facing schools are considered in detail throughout this book but in essence they require a management response .

Then he gave Kramer a look that clearly required a response .

trigger

Could she have triggered some unwanted response in this mysterious man, entirely by accident?

The book, Golf in the Kingdom, triggered responses I had not expected.

Just a few molecules were enough to trigger a severe response .

It will be made of a string of cocaine molecules that triggers an immune antibody response .

Just seeing me there would trigger thief responses of some one like Gharr.

It triggers a response intended to freeze the organization at the present point in its development.

There are so many ways in which our intolerance will trigger an angry response either in ourselves or others.

The Powell speech and the dockers' march triggered a response .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

immune response/reaction

Because histoplasmosis can mount an immune response, skin tests are often done.

Discussion Coeliac disease probably represents an aberrant immune response by antigen specific T cells of the small intestine to certain cereal peptides.

It is known which specific immune responses are required for therapeutic benefit, so we have proceeded cautiously.

Many patients have a strong family history of allergies, which are genetic and involve excessive immune reaction.

Other molecules, the happens, also generate an immune response.

Significant numbers of larvae reach the lungs and migrate to the bronchioles where they are killed by the animal's immune response.

The reason: The vitamin is involved in raising a healthy immune response.

This immune response leads to the destruction of the beta cells that make insulin.

mixed reaction/response/reviews etc

As its image as an independent search for truth has changed, scientists have had mixed reactions.

Carrick's captaincy received mixed reviews.

Central Florida school leaders gave the proposed passing scores mixed reviews Wednesday.

Math Blaster 1 and 2 from Davidson got mixed reviews.

The campaign received mixed reviews inside and outside Hollywood, with some accusing Jackson of bad timing.

The seventeenth edition met with mixed reactions.

When asked how beneficial the training had been there was a somewhat mixed response.

When Gore was the Democratic front-runner for the presidential election, his satellite drew a sharply mixed reaction.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

"Sure. Why not?" was his response to most of Billie's suggestions.

"You've persuaded me," she laughed, amazed at her own response .

I mailed the letter on Monday and had a response already on Friday.

I wrote to them a month ago but haven't gotten a response yet.

In response to local demand, we will be opening this store from nine till seven on Sundays.

The decision provoked an angry response from local residents.

The story has provoked a strong response from the Chinese.

Tina's outburst was a delayed response to her husband's behaviour the week before.

Wagner's responses showed that he had thought carefully about the issues.

We've tried to include Susan in our social activities, but we get no response .

Write your responses to the questions on the back of the sheet.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

General manager Michael Prendergast said he was amazed at the response to the job vacancies.

His response to questions is bland enough, but Sullivan reckoned he was reacting guiltily, not telling the whole truth.

Nevertheless, teachers may improve their effectiveness by increasing the frequency of positive responses while reducing the negative.

Sales are so grim they are offering individual game tickets, although the response has been tepid.

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries' likely response is to do as little as possible.

The Secretary of State's response to the Region's submission has accepted the need for these road proposals.

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