Meaning of REACT in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ rē-ˈakt ]


Etymology: New Latin reactus, past participle of reagere, from Latin re- + agere to act — more at agent

Date: 1644

intransitive verb

1. : to exert a reciprocal or counteracting force or influence — often used with on or upon

2. : to change in response to a stimulus

3. : to act in opposition to a force or influence — usually used with against

4. : to move or tend in a reverse direction

5. : to undergo chemical reaction

transitive verb

: to cause to react

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.