corresponder


corresponder
v.
1 to correspond.
Estos dos objetos corresponden These two objects correspond.
2 to be right or fitting (ser adecuado).
voy a darle las gracias como corresponde I'm going to thank him, as is only right
3 to repay (sentimiento).
ella no le correspondía she didn't feel the same way about him
amor no correspondido unrequited love
4 to be supposed to, to have to, to correspond to oneself to, to have the obligation to.
Me corresponde hacer mi tarea I am supposed to do my homework.
Nos corresponde It corresponds to ourselves.
5 to reciprocate, to give back.
Con esto, correspondo su favor With this, I reciprocate his=her favor.
6 to concern, to correspond to.
Me corresponde este asunto This issue concerns me.
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corresponder
verbo intransitivo
1 (ser adecuado) to become, befit; (color, aspecto) to match, go with
este comportamiento es el que corresponde a su educación this behaviour befits his education
los zapatos no corresponden al vestido the shoes don't go with the dress
2 (encajar) to correspond (a, to), tally (a, with); (descripción) to fit
3 (pertenecer) to belong, pertain
esta mesa corresponde a mi habitación this table belongs in my bedroom
verbo transitivo
1 (ser el turno) to be one's turn
me corresponde a mi it's my turn
2 (en un reparto) to get
me correspondió un coche I got a car
3 (incumbir) to be the job of, be the responsibility of
eso te corresponde a ti that's your job
4 (devolver) to return; (amabilidad) to repay
ella le correspondió con otro regalo she repaid him with another gift
verbo pronominal corresponderse
1 (ajustarse) to correspond; (cifras) to tally
la dirección que te dio no se corresponde con la que yo tengo the address he gave you doesn't correspond to the one I have
2 (armonizar) to be in harmony, go with
3 (cartearse) to correspond
4 (amarse) to love each other
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verb
1) to correspond
2) belong
3) return
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1. VI
1) (=tocar)
a) [en reparto]

nos correspondieron diez euros a cada uno — each of us got ten euros as our share

b) [como derecho]

le corresponde un tercio de los beneficios — a third share of the profits goes to him

me corresponde un día de vacaciones cada dos semanas — I am due one day's holiday every two weeks

este hecho no ocupa el lugar que le corresponde en la historia de España — this event does not occupy the place it should in Spanish history, this event is not accorded the importance it deserves in Spanish history

c) [en sorteo, competición] [honor, victoria] to go to

el honor de representar a su país correspondió a Juan Blanco — the honour of representing his country fell to o went to Juan Blanco

la victoria final correspondió a Escartín — the final victory was Escartín's, the final victory went to Escartín

al primer premio le correspondieron 30.000 euros — the winner of the first prize received 30,000 euros

2) (=incumbir)

corresponder a algn — [responsabilidad] to fall to sb

esta decisión le corresponde al director — this decision is for the director (to take), this decision falls to the director

le corresponde a ella decidir — it's up to her to decide

nos corresponde a todos garantizar la calidad — it's everyone's job to ensure quality

a mí no me corresponde criticarlo — it is not for me to criticize him, it is not my place to criticize him

"a quien corresponda" — "to whom it may concern"

3) (=deberse)

corresponder a algo: de los 50 millones de ganancias, 40 corresponden a ventas en el extranjero — out of profits of 50 million, 40 million comes from overseas sales o overseas sales account for 40 million

la mayor parte de nuestra deuda corresponde a préstamos norteamericanos — most of our debt is a result of American loans, American loans account for most of our debt

4) frm (=ser adecuado)

corresponder a: se vistió como correspondía a la ocasión — she dressed suitably for the occasion

fue recibido como corresponde a una persona de su cargo — he was received in a manner befitting a person of his rank, he was received as befitted a person of his rank

5) (=concordar)

corresponder a o con — to match with, match up with

su versión de los hechos no corresponde a la realidad — her version of the events does not match up with o correspond to o tally with the truth

el presunto delincuente, cuyas iniciales corresponden a las siglas R.C.A. — the alleged perpetrator of the crime, whose initials are R.C.A.

los dos cadáveres hallados corresponden a los dos secuestrados — the two bodies found are those of the two kidnap victims

esa forma de actuar no corresponde con sus principios — such behaviour is not in keeping with his principles

6) (=retribuir)

corresponder a — [+ cariño, amor] to return; [+ favor, generosidad] to repay, return

ella lo amaba, pero él no le correspondía — she loved him but he did not return her love o love her back o love her in return

un amor no correspondido — unrequited love

nunca podré corresponder a tanta generosidad — I can never adequately repay o return such generosity

pero ella le correspondió con desprecio — but she responded with contempt, but all she gave in return was contempt

7) (Mat) to correspond
8) (Ferro)

corresponder con algo — to connect with sth

2.
See:
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1.
verbo intransitivo
1)
a) (en un reparto) (+ me/te/le etc)

le correspondió la mitad de la herencia — half the inheritance went to him

ésta es la parte que te corresponde — this is your part

b) (incumbir)

te corresponde a ti preparar el informe — it's your job to prepare the report

el lugar que le corresponde — his rightful place

a quien corresponda — (Corresp) to whom it may concern

con los honores que corresponden a su rango — with the honors befitting his rank

c) (en 3a pers) (ser adecuado)

te disculpas, como corresponde — apologize, you know you should o (frml) as is right and proper

serán juzgados como corresponde — they will be tried according to the law

según corresponda — as appropriate

2) (encajar, cuadrar)

esto aquí no corresponde — this doesn't belong o go here

corresponder a algo: su aspecto correspondía a la descripción his appearance fitted o matched the description; la leyenda no corresponde a la fotografía — the caption doesn't belong with o match this photograph

3) (a favor, atención)

corresponder a algo: quisiera corresponder a su generosidad I'd like to repay them for their generosity; (+ me/te/le etc) lo quiere, pero él no le corresponde she loves him, but he doesn't feel the same way about her; y tú le correspondes con esta grosería — and you repay him with this kind of rudeness

2.
corresponder vt <favor> to return; <atención> to return, repay

un amor no correspondido — an unrequited love

3.
corresponderse v pron

corresponderse con algo — <con los hechos/con la declaración> to square o tally with something

eso no se corresponde con su manera de ser — that's out of keeping with her character

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= fit, behoove [behove, -USA], return + Posesivo + affection, requite.
Ex. Especially if the new subject is one which upsets the previous structure of relationships, it will be difficult to fit into the existing order.
Ex. With the vendors ready to listen it behoves the information profession to work out what it wants.
Ex. The film centers on a non-white secretary who believes that her dusky skin and non-Nordic features prevent her boss from returning her affections.
Ex. The sultan requited the king of China's present by sending him ten swords with scabbards encrusted in pearls.
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* como corresponde a = as befits.
* corresponder a = be incumbent on/upon, fall to.
* corresponder a + Nombre = be up to + Nombre.
* corresponderse = match, bear + correspondence (to).
* corresponderse a = befit.
* corresponderse (a/con) = correspond (to/with).
* corresponderse con = go with, go + hand in hand (with), go + hand in glove with.
* el lugar que le corresponde a = the due place of.
* hacer lo que le corresponde a Uno = do + Posesivo + part.
* lo que le corresponde = fair share.
* lugar que le corresponde = Posesivo + rightful place.
* lugar que nos corresponde = place in the sun.
* responsabilidad + corresponder a = responsibility + fall to.
* según corresponda = as appropriate.
* si corresponde = if applicable.
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1.
verbo intransitivo
1)
a) (en un reparto) (+ me/te/le etc)

le correspondió la mitad de la herencia — half the inheritance went to him

ésta es la parte que te corresponde — this is your part

b) (incumbir)

te corresponde a ti preparar el informe — it's your job to prepare the report

el lugar que le corresponde — his rightful place

a quien corresponda — (Corresp) to whom it may concern

con los honores que corresponden a su rango — with the honors befitting his rank

c) (en 3a pers) (ser adecuado)

te disculpas, como corresponde — apologize, you know you should o (frml) as is right and proper

serán juzgados como corresponde — they will be tried according to the law

según corresponda — as appropriate

2) (encajar, cuadrar)

esto aquí no corresponde — this doesn't belong o go here

corresponder a algo: su aspecto correspondía a la descripción his appearance fitted o matched the description; la leyenda no corresponde a la fotografía — the caption doesn't belong with o match this photograph

3) (a favor, atención)

corresponder a algo: quisiera corresponder a su generosidad I'd like to repay them for their generosity; (+ me/te/le etc) lo quiere, pero él no le corresponde she loves him, but he doesn't feel the same way about her; y tú le correspondes con esta grosería — and you repay him with this kind of rudeness

2.
corresponder vt <favor> to return; <atención> to return, repay

un amor no correspondido — an unrequited love

3.
corresponderse v pron

corresponderse con algo — <con los hechos/con la declaración> to square o tally with something

eso no se corresponde con su manera de ser — that's out of keeping with her character

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= fit, behoove [behove, -USA], return + Posesivo + affection, requite.

Ex: Especially if the new subject is one which upsets the previous structure of relationships, it will be difficult to fit into the existing order.

Ex: With the vendors ready to listen it behoves the information profession to work out what it wants.
Ex: The film centers on a non-white secretary who believes that her dusky skin and non-Nordic features prevent her boss from returning her affections.
Ex: The sultan requited the king of China's present by sending him ten swords with scabbards encrusted in pearls.
* como corresponde a = as befits.
* corresponder a = be incumbent on/upon, fall to.
* corresponder a + Nombre = be up to + Nombre.
* corresponderse = match, bear + correspondence (to).
* corresponderse a = befit.
* corresponderse (a/con) = correspond (to/with).
* corresponderse con = go with, go + hand in hand (with), go + hand in glove with.
* el lugar que le corresponde a = the due place of.
* hacer lo que le corresponde a Uno = do + Posesivo + part.
* lo que le corresponde = fair share.
* lugar que le corresponde = Posesivo + rightful place.
* lugar que nos corresponde = place in the sun.
* responsabilidad + corresponder a = responsibility + fall to.
* según corresponda = as appropriate.
* si corresponde = if applicable.

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corresponder [E1 ]
vi
A
1 (en un reparto) (+ me/te/le etc):
a él le corresponde la mitad de la herencia half the inheritance goes to him
ésta es la parte que te corresponde this is your part o share
2
(incumbir): te corresponde a ti preparar el informe it's your job to prepare the report
no me corresponde a mí decírselo it's not my job o it's not for me to tell him
el lugar que le corresponde his rightful place
a quien corresponda (Corresp) to whom it may concern
fue recibido con los honores que corresponden a su rango he was received with the honors befitting his rank
3 (en tercera persona)
(ser adecuado): si no puedes ir, lo que corresponde es que le avises if you can't go you should let him know
ahora vas y te disculpas, como corresponde now go and apologize, you know you should o (frml) as is right and proper
serán juzgados como corresponde they will be tried according to the due process of the law
ponlos en el cajón o archívalos, según corresponda put them in the drawer or file them, as appropriate
B
(cuadrar, encajar): esto aquí no corresponde this doesn't belong o fit o go here
corresponder A/ CON algo:
su aspecto correspondía a la descripción que me habían dado his appearance fitted o matched the description I had been given
su versión no corresponde con la de los demás testigos his version does not square with o tally with o match that of the other witnesses
la leyenda no corresponde a la fotografía the caption doesn't belong with o match this photograph
C (a un favor, una atención) corresponder A algo:
quisiera corresponder a su generosidad I'd like to repay them for their generosity, I'd like to return o repay their generosity
(+ me/te/le etc): lo quiere, pero él no le corresponde she loves him, but he doesn't return her love o feel the same way about her
la ama y ella le corresponde con desprecio he loves her but she responds with contempt
y tú le correspondes con esta grosería and you repay him with this kind of rudeness
■ corresponder
vt
‹favor› to return; ‹atención› to return, repay
la historia de un amor no correspondido a story of unrequited love
corresponderse
v pron
corresponderse CON algo:
su versión no se corresponde con los hechos reales her version doesn't square o tally with the facts
eso no se corresponde para nada con su manera de ser that's totally out of keeping with her character
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corresponder (conjugate corresponder) verbo intransitivo
1
a) (en un reparto):

le corresponde la mitad de la herencia he's entitled to half the inheritance;

la parte que te corresponde your part o share
b) (incumbir):

te corresponde a ti preparar el informe it's your job to prepare the report;

el lugar que le corresponde his rightful place
c) (en 3a pers) (ser adecuado):

debe disculparse, como corresponde he must apologize, as is right and proper (frml);

según corresponda as appropriate
2 (encajar, cuadrar):
su aspecto corresponde a la descripción his appearance fits o matches the description;

el texto no corresponde a la foto the text doesn't belong with o match the photograph
3 corresponder a algo ‹a un favorto return sth;
a amabilidad/generosidadto repay sth
verbo transitivo ‹favor/atenciónto return;
un amor no correspondido an unrequited love

corresponder verbo intransitivo
1 (pertenecer) to belong: sólo pido lo que me corresponde, I only want my share
2 (ser adecuado) to correspond [a, to] [con, with]
3 (incumbir) to concern, be incumbent upon: esa tarea le corresponde, that's his job

'corresponder' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
concernir
- tocar
- devolver
- encajar
- responder
English:
belong
- correspond
- reciprocate
- return
- up to
- match
- repay
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corresponder
vi
1. [compensar]
corresponder (con algo) a algo/alguien to repay sth/sb (with sth);
ella nunca correspondió a mi amor she never returned my love, she never felt the same way about me;
amor no correspondido unrequited love
2. [tocar]
les corresponden 5 millones a cada uno they get o they're due 5 million each;
a mí me correspondió encargarme de la comida it was my job to take care of o organize the food
3. [coincidir, encajar] to correspond (a/con to/with);
esta historia no corresponde con la realidad this story doesn't tally o agree with the facts
4. [competer]
corresponderle a alguien hacer algo to be sb's responsibility to do sth;
no me corresponde a mí enjuiciar su trabajo it's not my place to judge his work
5. [ser adecuado] to be right o fitting;
voy a darle las gracias como corresponde I'm going to thank him, as is only right;
estuvo genial, tal y como corresponde a un cantante de su talla she was brilliant, just as you would expect from a singer of her stature
vt
[sentimiento] to repay;
ella no le correspondía she didn't feel the same way about him
See also the pronominal verb corresponderse
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corresponder
v/i
1
:
corresponder a alguien de bienes be for s.o., be due to s.o.; de responsabilidad be up to s.o.; de asunto concern s.o.; a un favor repay s.o. (con with)
2
:
actuar como corresponde do the right thing
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corresponder vi
1) : to correspond
2) : to pertain, to belong
3) : to be appropriate, to fit
4) : to reciprocate
See also the reflexive verb corresponderse
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corresponder vb
1. (tocar) to be
a cada invitado le corresponde un trozo de tarta there is a slice of cake for every guest
2. (responsibilidad, obligación) to be your job / to be up to
eso te corresponde a ti that's your job / that's up to you

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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