[ re-troh-akt ]
/ ˈrɛ troʊˌækt /
verb (used without object)
to act in opposition; react.
to have reference to or influence on past occurrences.
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/ (ˈrɛtrəʊˌækt) /
to act in opposition
to influence or have reference to past events
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