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Definition 1: undergo a chemical reaction; react with another substance under certain conditions - [verb of change]

Samples where react or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The hydrogen and the oxygen react

(react is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

(... is a kind of react ) react with bromine

(react belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

Definition 2: show a response or a reaction to something - [verb of cognition]

Synonyms for react in the sense of this definition

(react is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

(... is a kind of react ) regard or consider in a specific way

"I treated his advances as a joke"

(... is a kind of react ) express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with

"He never acknowledges his colleagues when they run into him in the hallway" "She acknowledged his complement with a smile" "it is important to acknowledge the work of others in one's own writing"

(... is a kind of react ) be amazed at

"We marvelled at the child's linguistic abilities"

(... is a kind of react ) give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to

"I cannot accept your invitation" "I go for this resolution"

(... is a kind of react ) show unwillingness towards

"he declined to join the group on a hike"

(... is a kind of react ) respond to a signal

"answer the door" "answer the telephone"

(... is a kind of react ) react favorably to; consider right and proper

"People did not accept atonal music at that time" "We accept the idea of universal health care"

(... is a kind of react ) show a violent emotional reaction

"The boss exploded when he heard of the resignation of the secretary"

(... is a kind of react ) react to in a certain way

"The President was greeted with catcalls"

(... is a kind of react ) respond favorably or as hoped

"The cancer responded to the aggressive therapy"

(... is a kind of react ) react to a decoy, of wildfowl

(... is a kind of react ) be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal

"The cow accepted the bull"

(... is a kind of react ) react to a stimulus or command

"The steering of my new car answers to the slightest touch"

(... is a kind of react ) show an exaggerated response to something

"Don't overreact to the bad news--take it easy"

(... is a kind of react ) react in an excited, delighted, or surprised way

"he flipped when he heard that he was accepted into Princeton University"

(... is a kind of react ) react in an offended or angry manner

"He bristled at her suggestion that he should teach her how to use the program"

(... is a kind of react ) resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ

"His body rejected the liver of the donor"

Samples where react or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She reacts negatively to everything I say

Synonyms for react in the sense of this definition

(react is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

(... is a kind of react ) carry further or advance

"Can you act on this matter soon?"

(... is a kind of react ) resist

"buck the trend"

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