Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb react

3 senses of react

Sense 1
react, respond -- (show a response or a reaction to something)
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

Sense 2
react, oppose -- (act against or in opposition to; "She reacts negatively to everything I say")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

Sense 3
react -- (undergo a chemical reaction; react with another substance under certain conditions; "The hydrogen and the oxygen react")
       => change state, turn -- (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election")

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