What does react mean?

Definitions for react
riˈæktre·act

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. react, respondverb

    show a response or a reaction to something

  2. react, opposeverb

    act against or in opposition to

    "She reacts negatively to everything I say"

  3. reactverb

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

    "The hydrogen and the oxygen react"

Wiktionary

  1. reactverb

    To act or perform a second time; to do over again; as, to react a play; the same scenes were reacted at Rome.

  2. reactverb

    To return an impulse or impression; to resist the action of another body by an opposite force; as, every body reacts on the body that impels it from its natural state.

  3. reactverb

    To act upon each other; to exercise a reciprocal or a reverse effect, as two or more chemical agents; to act in opposition.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To REACTverb

    To return the impulse or impression.

    Etymology: re and act.

    The lungs being the chief instrument of sanguification, and acting strongly upon the chyle to bring it to an animal fluid, must be reacted upon as strongly. Arbuthnot.

    Cut off your hand, and you may do
    With t’ other hand the work of two;
    Because the soul her power contracts,
    And on the brother limb reacts. Jonathan Swift, Miscellanies.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reactverb

    to act or perform a second time; to do over again; as, to react a play; the same scenes were reacted at Rome

  2. Reactverb

    to return an impulse or impression; to resist the action of another body by an opposite force; as, every body reacts on the body that impels it from its natural state

  3. Reactverb

    to act upon each other; to exercise a reciprocal or a reverse effect, as two or more chemical agents; to act in opposition

Freebase

  1. React

    React is Erick Sermon's fifth album. It received mediocre critical and commercial success despite featuring the single "React" which was a Rhythmic Top 40 and Billboard Hot 100 hit. John Bush of Allmusic describes it as being a "hardcore follow-up to his 2001 crossover hit Music" as well as commenting on its "dark tone" and "raw raps".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. React

    rē-akt′, v.t. to act anew.—v.i. to return an impulse in the opposite direction: to act mutually on each other.—n. Reac′tion, action resisting other action: mutual action: backward tendency from revolution, reform, or progress.—adj Reac′tionary, for or implying reaction.—n. one who attempts to reverse political action.—n. Reac′tionist.—adj Reac′tive.—adv. Reac′tively.—ns. Reac′tiveness, Reactiv′ity.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'react' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4415

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'react' in Verbs Frequency: #611

Anagrams for react »

  1. caret

  2. cater

  3. crate

  4. recta

  5. trace

  6. carte

  7. creat

  8. creta

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of react in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of react in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of react in a Sentence

  1. Russell Westbrook:

    I just play the game man. Read and react, it may not be the right play, but I just play. Some guys can make the play and some guys can't. But I know I can make certain plays and some guy cannot, so I just go for it.

  2. Flavio Volpe:

    Unlike the Houston Astros hitters, nobody hit the garbage bins for us. We had to react to pitches on skill with no warning and we won.”

  3. Jared Isaacman:

    The psychological aspect is one area where you can't compromise because... there were obviously circumstances that happened up there where if you had somebody that didn't have that mental toughness and started to react poorly, that really could've brought down the whole mission.

  4. Kevin Portillo:

    I've been getting better on how I react. I do it automatically, sometimes when somebody says a joke, it actually feels great now. Before it felt weird to not smile. Smiling with both sides of my mouth at same time, I feel I'm one of the other people who smiles right.

  5. Eric Garcetti:

    I hope this movie can be a gut check and a visceral reminder to people of the danger from quakes, but then that people will also do a head check about how they can really be prepared…to react by looking at some good research and using their heads about the dangers we really face.

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