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English verb: react

1. react (cognition) show a response or a reaction to something


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Something ----s to somebody.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)act, move

Narrower (hyponym)accept, accept, accept, acknowledge, answer, answer, bristle, consent, decline, explode, flip, flip out, go for, greet, marvel, notice, overreact, refuse, refuse, reject, resist, respond, stool, treat, wonder

2. react (social) act against or in opposition to

SamplesShe reacts negatively to everything I say.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)act, move

Narrower (hyponym)act on, buck, follow up on, go against, pursue

3. react (change) undergo a chemical reaction; react with another substance under certain conditions

SamplesThe hydrogen and the oxygen react.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change state, turn

Narrower (hyponym)bromate, brominate

Domain categorychemical science, chemistry

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