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REACT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does react mean? 

REACT (verb)
  The verb REACT has 3 senses:

1. show a response or a reaction to something
2. undergo a chemical reaction; react with another substance under certain conditions
3. act against or in opposition to

  Familiarity information: REACT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


REACT (verb)


Sense 1react [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Show a response or a reaction to something

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

react; respond

Hypernyms (to "react" is one way to...):

act; move (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "react"):

refuse; reject; resist (resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ)

acknowledge; notice (express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with)

marvel; wonder (be amazed at)

accept; consent; go for (give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to)

decline; refuse (show unwillingness towards)

answer (respond to a signal)

accept (react favorably to; consider right and proper)

explode (show a violent emotional reaction)

greet (react to in a certain way)

treat (regard or consider in a specific way)

bristle (react in an offended or angry manner)

overreact (show an exaggerated response to something)

answer (react to a stimulus or command)

accept (be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal)

stool (react to a decoy, of wildfowl)

respond (respond favorably or as hoped)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Something ----s to somebody
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2react [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Undergo a chemical reaction; react with another substance under certain conditions

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The hydrogen and the oxygen react

Hypernyms (to "react" is one way to...):

change state; turn (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action)

Domain category:

chemical science; chemistry (the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "react"):

bromate; brominate (react with bromine)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 3react [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Act against or in opposition to

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

react; oppose

Context example:

She reacts negatively to everything I say

Hypernyms (to "react" is one way to...):

act; move (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "react"):

act on; follow up on; pursue (carry further or advance)

buck; go against (resist)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


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