react Definition

  • 1to act in response to something
  • 2to respond to a stimulus or situation in a particular way

Using react: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "react" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He reacted angrily to the news.

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    The chemicals react when mixed together.

  • Example

    She reacted to the criticism by improving her work.

  • Example

    The company reacted quickly to the market changes.

react Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for react

Phrases with react

  • to respond to something by opposing or rejecting it


    Many young people are reacting against the traditional values of their parents.

  • to respond to something in a particular way


    How did the public react to the news?

  • to respond more strongly than is necessary or appropriate


    She tends to overreact to criticism.


Summary: react in Brief

To 'react' [riˈækt] means to respond to a stimulus or situation, often in a particular way. It can be used in a variety of contexts, such as emotional reactions like 'He reacted angrily to the news,' or chemical reactions like 'The chemicals react when mixed together.' 'React' can also be used in phrases like 'react against,' meaning to oppose or reject something, and 'overreact,' meaning to respond more strongly than necessary.

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