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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of interacting

Historical Examples of interacting

  • 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.

  • 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



(intr) 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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper