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English verb: react

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


Synonymsrespond


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.


Synonymsoppose


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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