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Definition of "react" []

  • To act in response to or under the influence of a stimulus or prompting: reacted strongly to the sarcastic tone of the memorandum. (verb-intransitive)
  • To act in opposition to a former condition or act: composers who reacted against romanticism. (verb-intransitive)
  • To act reciprocally or in return. (verb-intransitive)
  • Chemistry To undergo a reaction: Methane reacts with hydroxyl to produce formaldehyde. (verb-intransitive)
  • Chemistry To cause (a substance or substances) to undergo a reaction. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "react" in a sentence
  • "HANSEN: So, how did the label react when you presented them with "King of Anything"?"
  • "C: Speaking of recording East of Eden in Pakistan, how did your label react when you told them that's what you wanted to do?"
  • "Seth's story about how corporations react is classic, and typical of micro thinking - something that, yep you guessed it, I attribute to the profusion of MBAs, PR people and lawyers."