verb (used without object)
Definition for react (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for react
People watch night soaps because the genre allows them to believe in a world where people just react off their baser instincts.‘Empire’ Review: Hip-Hop Musical Chairs with an Insane Soap Opera Twist|Judnick Mayard|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I know, some of you will now react by saying that the Netanyahu government supports a Palestinian state.In the Middle East, the Two-State Solution Is Dead|Dean Obeidallah|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Instead of reacting to Republican proposals, President Obama is forcing Republicans to react to him.The Liberation of the Lame Duck: Obama Goes Full Bulworth|John Avlon|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These insights and discoveries help PepsiCo anticipate, rather than react to, an ever-changing consumer landscape.
The country has the ability to react very quickly because of the experience of the physicians and the political will to do so.
These solutions are pumped together into any of the several stills, where they react to form chlorpicrin.America's Munitions 1917-1918|Benedict Crowell
The pupils, however, are markedly contracted, and do not react to light.
I wish my sister Alice were there to "react" on her with a description!The Letters of William James, Vol. II|William James
All things act and react spontaneously from their own nature, and man in the same manner acts from his.
The two react upon each other, affecting the national character and through it the history of the world.Myths and Legends of China|E. T. C. Werner
British Dictionary definitions for react (1 of 2)
Word Origin for react
British Dictionary definitions for react (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for react
1640s, "to exert, as a thing acted upon, an opposite action upon the agent," from re- + act (v.). Chemical sense is from 1944. Related: Reacted; reacting (1610s). For sense development, see reaction. Meaning "perform again" (often re-act) is from 1650s.