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re·act

 (rē-ăkt′)
v. re·act·ed, re·act·ing, re·acts
v.intr.
1. To act in response to or under the influence of a stimulus or prompting: reacted strongly to the sarcastic tone of the memorandum.
2. To act in opposition to a former condition or act: composers who reacted against romanticism.
3. To act reciprocally or in return.
4. Chemistry To undergo a reaction: Methane reacts with hydroxyl to produce formaldehyde.
v.tr. Chemistry
To cause (a substance or substances) to undergo a reaction.

react

(rɪˈækt)
vb
1. (intr; foll by to, upon, etc) (of a person or thing) to act in response to another person, a stimulus, etc, or (of two people or things) to act together in a certain way
2. (foll by: against) to act in an opposing or contrary manner
3. (General Physics) (intr) physics to exert an equal force in the opposite direction to an acting force
4. (Chemistry) chem to undergo or cause to undergo a chemical reaction
[C17: from Late Latin reagere, from re- + Latin agere to drive, do]

re•act

(riˈækt)

v.i.
1. to act in response to an agent, influence, stimulus, etc.: to react to a drug; reacted to the noise by jumping.
2. to act reciprocally upon each other, as two things.
3. to act in a reverse direction or manner, esp. so as to return to a prior condition.
4. to act in opposition, as against some force.
5. to undergo a chemical reaction.
[1635–45]

react


Past participle: reacted
Gerund: reacting

Imperative
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react
Present
I react
you react
he/she/it reacts
we react
you react
they react
Preterite
I reacted
you reacted
he/she/it reacted
we reacted
you reacted
they reacted
Present Continuous
I am reacting
you are reacting
he/she/it is reacting
we are reacting
you are reacting
they are reacting
Present Perfect
I have reacted
you have reacted
he/she/it has reacted
we have reacted
you have reacted
they have reacted
Past Continuous
I was reacting
you were reacting
he/she/it was reacting
we were reacting
you were reacting
they were reacting
Past Perfect
I had reacted
you had reacted
he/she/it had reacted
we had reacted
you had reacted
they had reacted
Future
I will react
you will react
he/she/it will react
we will react
you will react
they will react
Future Perfect
I will have reacted
you will have reacted
he/she/it will have reacted
we will have reacted
you will have reacted
they will have reacted
Future Continuous
I will be reacting
you will be reacting
he/she/it will be reacting
we will be reacting
you will be reacting
they will be reacting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been reacting
you have been reacting
he/she/it has been reacting
we have been reacting
you have been reacting
they have been reacting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been reacting
you will have been reacting
he/she/it will have been reacting
we will have been reacting
you will have been reacting
they will have been reacting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been reacting
you had been reacting
he/she/it had been reacting
we had been reacting
you had been reacting
they had been reacting
Conditional
I would react
you would react
he/she/it would react
we would react
you would react
they would react
Past Conditional
I would have reacted
you would have reacted
he/she/it would have reacted
we would have reacted
you would have reacted
they would have reacted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.react - show a response or a reaction to something
treat - regard or consider in a specific way; "I treated his advances as a joke"
bristle - react in an offended or angry manner; "He bristled at her suggestion that he should teach her how to use the program"
flip out, flip - react in an excited, delighted, or surprised way; "he flipped when he heard that he was accepted into Princeton University"
overreact - show an exaggerated response to something; "Don't overreact to the bad news--take it easy"
answer - react to a stimulus or command; "The steering of my new car answers to the slightest touch"
accept - be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal; "The cow accepted the bull"
stool - react to a decoy, of wildfowl
respond - respond favorably or as hoped; "The cancer responded to the aggressive therapy"
greet - react to in a certain way; "The President was greeted with catcalls"
explode - show a violent emotional reaction; "The boss exploded when he heard of the resignation of the secretary"
accept - react favorably to; consider right and proper; "People did not accept atonal music at that time"; "We accept the idea of universal health care"
answer - respond to a signal; "answer the door"; "answer the telephone"
refuse, decline - show unwillingness towards; "he declined to join the group on a hike"
consent, go for, accept - give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution"
marvel, wonder - be amazed at; "We marvelled at the child's linguistic abilities"
acknowledge, notice - express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with; "He never acknowledges his colleagues when they run into him in the hallway"; "She acknowledged his complement with a smile"; "it is important to acknowledge the work of others in one's own writing"
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
refuse, reject, resist - resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ; "His body rejected the liver of the donor"
2.react - act against or in opposition to; "She reacts negatively to everything I say"
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
act on, follow up on, pursue - carry further or advance; "Can you act on this matter soon?"
buck, go against - resist; "buck the trend"
3.react - undergo a chemical reaction; react with another substance under certain conditions; "The hydrogen and the oxygen react"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
bromate, brominate - react with bromine

react

verb
1. respond, act, take, proceed, behave, conduct yourself They reacted violently to the news.
2. (with against) rebel against, oppose, revolt against, rise up against My father never saved and perhaps I reacted against that.

react

verb
1. To act in return to something, as a stimulus:
2. To present with a specified reaction:
Translations
يتأثَّر بصورةٍ سَيِّئَهيَتَفَاعَلُيَرُد الفِعْليرُد الفِعْل ضِد
reagovatstavět se
reageregøre oprør mod
reagoida
reagirati
reakcióba lép
hafa áhrif; òola ; bregîast viîveita mótspyrnu, vinna gegn
反応する
반응하다
atoveikisbūti alergiškampriešgyniautireakcingasreakcionierius
būt alerģiskamizrādīt pretreakcijunegatīvi reaģētnoraidīt
odzvati se
reagera
มีปฏิกิริยา
tepki göstermekbaş kaldırmakkarşı gelmekkarşılık vermekreaksiyon göstermek
phản ứng

react

[riːˈækt] VI
1. (gen) → reaccionar
to react against sth/sbreaccionar contra algo/algn
companies have reacted by increasing their pricesla reacción de las empresas ha sido subir los precios, las empresas han reaccionado subiendo los precios
to react on sth/sbafectar algo/a algn
alcohol always reacted badly on himel alcohol siempre le afectaba negativamente, siempre tenía una reacción mala con el alcohol
to react to [+ news, situation] → reaccionar ante; [+ foreign substance] → reaccionar a
to react to sbreaccionar or responder ante algn
2. (Chem, Phys) → reaccionar (with con) to react togethertener una reacción conjunta, reaccionar conjuntamente

react

[riˈækt] vi
(= respond) → réagir
to react against sth → réagir contre qch
to react to sth [+ drug, treatment, allergen] → réagir à qch
(CHEMISTRY)réagir
to react with sth → réagir avec qch

react

vi
(= respond, Chem, Phys) → reagieren (→ to auf +acc); slow to react (Chem) → reaktionsträge; she was slow to react to my offersie reagierte nur langsam auf mein Angebot; to react againstnegativ reagieren auf (+acc)
(= have an effect)wirken (→ on, upon auf +acc)

react

[riːˈækt] vi to react (against/to)reagire (contro/a)

react

(riˈӕkt) verb
1. to behave in a certain way as a result of something. How did he react when you called him a fool?; He reacted angrily to the criticism; Hydrogen reacts with oxygen to form water.
2. (with against) to behave or act in a certain way in order to show rejection of. Young people tend to react against their parents.
3. (with to) to be affected, usually badly, by (a drug etc). I react very badly to penicillin.
reˈaction (-ʃən) noun
1. the act of reacting. What was his reaction to your remarks?; I get a bad reaction from penicillin; I'd like to ask you for your reactions to these suggestions.
2. a change of opinions, feelings etc (usually against someone or something). The new government was popular at first, but then a reaction began.
3. a process of change which occurs when two or more substances are put together. (a) nuclear reaction; a chemical reaction between iron and acid.
reˈactionary (-ʃə-) adjective, noun
(plural reˈactionaries) (a person) opposed to change and progress or favouring a return to things as they were.
reˈactor noun
(also nuclear reactor) an apparatus in which nuclear energy is produced which can be used as a source of power, eg when converted into electricity.

react

يَتَفَاعَلُ reagovat reagere reagieren αντιδρώ reaccionar reagoida réagir reagirati reagire 反応する 반응하다 reageren reagere zareagować reagir реагировать reagera มีปฏิกิริยา tepki göstermek phản ứng 起反应

re·act

v. reaccionar, responder a un estímulo.

react

vi responder, reaccionar; The body can react to stress in different ways.. El cuerpo puede responder al estrés de distintas maneras.
References in classic literature ?
For I believe that climate does thus react on man--as there is something in the mountain air that feeds the spirit and inspires.
My fear is that, with the best intentions, this policy has been carried so far as to react injuriously on the Male Sex.
Are you unable to give me your sympathy--you who react this?
And such a wrong may react disastrously upon the soul.
The judge, more and more irritated, thought it his duty to continue in the same tone, hoping thereby to strike the accused with a terror which should react upon the audience, and bring it back to respect.
He remembered very vividly the violence of the emotion which had possessed him and his inability, as if he were tied down to the ground with ropes, to react against it.
I am right glad to hear it, if it will not react upon the fate of James.
Such a law is not only unjust, but it will react, as all unjust laws do, in time; for the effect of such a law is to encourage the Negro to secure education and property, and at the same time it encourages the white man to remain in ignorance and poverty.
But why did it not react on Louis XIV or on Louis XV- why should it react just on Louis XVI?
Featherstone, holding his stick between his knees and settling his wig, while he gave her a momentary sharp glance, which seemed to react on him like a draught of cold air and set him coughing.
So quickly, though, were his mind and muscles wont to react in unison to the slightest alarm that he was upon his feet and facing his enemies, even as he realized that something was behind him.
Michael did not want to howl, but the chemistry of his being was such that he reacted to music as compulsively as elements react on one another in the laboratory.