respondent Definition

a person who replies to something, especially one supplying information for a questionnaire or responding to an advertisement..

Using respondent: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "respondent" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The survey had 500 respondents.

  • Example

    The respondent answered the questions honestly.

  • Example

    The job advertisement received many respondents.

respondent Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for respondent

Phrases with respondent

  • a type of learning in which an organism learns to associate a neutral stimulus with a significant stimulus that elicits a response


    Pavlov's dogs are a classic example of respondent conditioning.

  • a legal doctrine that holds an employer liable for the actions of its employees performed within the course of their employment


    The company was held responsible for the accident caused by its driver under the doctrine of respondent superior.

  • behavior that is elicited by a specific stimulus


    The respondent behavior of salivating in Pavlov's dogs was elicited by the sound of a bell.


Summary: respondent in Brief

A 'respondent' [rɪˈspɒndənt] is a person who replies to something, such as a questionnaire or advertisement. It can also refer to the legal doctrine of 'respondent superior,' which holds employers liable for their employees' actions. Additionally, 'respondent conditioning' is a type of learning where an organism associates a neutral stimulus with a significant stimulus that elicits a response.