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[in-ter-akt] /ˌɪn tərˈækt/
verb (used without object)
to act one upon another.
Origin of interact
First recorded in 1740-50; inter- + act Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • There is an interacting and interweaving of the facts and principles.

    Colleges in America John Marshall Barker
  • interacting with changes in property rights are racial differences.

  • Surely knowing is only one way of interacting with reality and adding to its effect.

    The Meaning of Truth William James
  • It would take a tremendous amount of coincidence to put all three of the interacting systems out of order at once.

    Unwise Child Gordon Randall Garrett
  • The forces of the personality are not set, but plastic, and are constantly acting and interacting upon one another.

    Outwitting Our Nerves Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
British Dictionary definitions for interacting


(intransitive) to act on or in close relation with each other
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Word Origin and History for interacting



"to act on each other," 1805, from inter- + act (v.). Related: Interacted; interacting.

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