Meanings

1.
to respond, to reply
(It has a slight notion of discussion. You pretty much only find it in books as a speech tag. NOT for "replies" that are actually actions.)
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No examples in database yet.
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2.
to reciprocate, to respond in kind
(The response is the direct object)
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But you can make some here with ChatGPT.

Word Family

Root: *wi-

The core idea of this root was:

apart, in half

The root was combined with a root of going (*ito) and it’s the probably origin of wide.

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