To react is to have a reaction to something. When you react angrily, you are feeling a lot of anger and frustration.

  • She reacted angrily when he said that he wasn't going to help her.

  • He reacted with surprise when she said that she was going to leave.

Definition of reacts


show a response or a reaction to something




act against or in opposition to




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

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Example Sentences for reacts

  • 1

    But I would react, as I have reacted to a toady.

  • 2

    The Portuguese reacted with derision, and refused.

  • 3

    The WH reacted to the editorial, not the report.

  • 4

    The chair reacts the weight of the person.

  • 5

    The delegation reacted negatively to the plan.

  • 6

    The dog reacted to one of the backpacks.

  • 7

    The ox on the left appears to react to it.

  • 8

    The police reacted nearly instantaneously.

  • 9

    At the first inkling of a genuine issue, they react.

  • 10

    Bianca Maria usually reacted with nonchalance.