verb (used with object)
Origin of re-act
verb (used without object)
Origin of react
Examples from the Web for reacting
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
Kundera was reacting against the efforts of 20th-century totalitarian regimes to refashion novelists as propagandists.
Beijing is reacting strongly to the idea of open elections out of fear.
But at a certain point, reacting is another word for losing.
In both cases, Lawrence is reacting authentically in the face of a public that expects actresses to be superhuman.Jennifer Lawrence Shouldn’t Laugh Off Her Nude Photo Hack|Samantha Allen|September 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He told himself that he was the play-thing of sensorial illusions and that he was incapable of reacting.Against The Grain|Joris-Karl Huysmans
Lets go back, said Betty, reacting to her first lesson in economic lines.Betty Lee, Freshman|David Goodger (email@example.com)
To the execution of different purposes different ways of acting and reacting on the part of trees are important.Reconstruction in Philosophy|John Dewey
But what were the sufferings from which they are 'reacting'?
His glowing fire of hard coal was a powerful lure, and I was often there, reacting to the warmth of his rug like a chilled insect.A Daughter of the Middle Border|Hamlin Garland
Word Origin 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.