re-act: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (rē-akt'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to act or perform again.


Pronunciation: (rē-akt'), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to act in response to an agent or influence: How did the audience react to the speech?
  2. to act reciprocally upon each other, as two things.
  3. to act in a reverse direction or manner, esp. so as to return to a prior condition.
  4. to act in opposition, as against some force.
  5. to respond to a stimulus in a particular manner: reacting to a shock by jumping; to react to the word “coward” with anger.
  6. to undergo a chemical reaction.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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