Definition of react:
- To act or perform a second time; to do over again; as, to react a play; the same scenes were reacted at Rome.
- To act upon each other; to exercise a reciprocal or a reverse effect, as two or more chemical agents; to act in opposition.
- 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.
pit, contradict, oppose, take, find, feel, fight, reciprocate, action, counterbalance, controvert, play off, greet, match, greeting, counter, feelings, meet, fight back, fight down, respond, give back.
- act (part of speech: verb)
- respond (part of speech: verb)
These changing citizens, as they act upon and react to their surroundings and vary in their powers age by age, are the real evolvers of the conditions in which they dwell; hence the citizen must not be omitted from our study if we are to understand city growth.- "Civics: as Applied Sociology", Patrick Geddes.
- "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.
Social life is always the proper subject for works of fiction, and political life should never enter into them, except as a subordinate element; but there is a border- land between the two, in which politics and society act and react on each other, and it is from this field that the great subjects for epic and dramatic poetry have always been reaped.- "The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne", Frank Preston Stearns.