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|part of speech:
||reacted, reacting, reacts
||to act, or feel a certain way, in response to something.
I reacted to the sad movie by crying.I thought he might be angry when I said that, but he didn't react at all.
||to undergo chemical change when combined.
Rust is formed when iron reacts with hydrogen and oxygen.
||answer, kick, reply, spring, start
The word react
contains the following parts:
that means again; back or back again
More about this word part:
The prefix re-
occurs in verbs that are Latin loanwords, where it can mean "again" (revise
) or "back again" (reflect
). It also attaches to English verbs (replay
, rewind) with both meanings. Any verb can be prefixed by "re-
" to indicate that an action is repeated. No hyphen is necessary unless the word formed is identical to an existing word (re-sign the document, but resign from a job).
that means do, drive