interact

verb
in·​ter·​act | \ ˌin-tər-ˈakt How to pronounce interact (audio) \
interacted; interacting; interacts

Definition of interact

intransitive verb

: to act upon one another

Examples of interact in a Sentence

They're quiet children who don't interact much.

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This is the standard for your phone's interacting with its internal storage. Dallas News, "OnePlus 7 Pro is a flagship phone priced way below the competition," 11 July 2019 The quality of village councils, which do things like settle disputes and interact with the central government, is also suffering. The Economist, "Myanmar’s countryside is emptying and its cities bursting," 11 July 2019 One, called Remote Assist, lets a worker in the field interact with a specialist somewhere else. Karen Weise, New York Times, "You’re Hired. Now Wear This Headset to Learn the Job.," 10 July 2019 Individuals also have unique patterns when interacting with their personal devices. Vanessa Chang, WIRED, "How Phone Taps and Swipes Train Us to Be Better Consumers," 10 July 2019 Researchers are hoping to learn more about white shark interaction from drone footage that captured two sharks interacting with each other off the coast of Chatham on Monday. Sophia Eppolito, BostonGlobe.com, "Drone footage shows sharks fighting each other off Cape Cod," 9 July 2019 Increasingly, they're used in the tourism industry, where many are trained to perform in shows, gives rides, and interact up-close with tourists. National Geographic, "Asian Elephant," 7 July 2019 His removal came after Balderramos-Torres interacted with Border Patrol in El Paso, Texas. April Siese, CBS News, "ICE confirms death of 30-year-old Honduran man found unresponsive at Houston facility," 1 July 2019 The framework provides event handlers for delivering taps, gestures, and other types of input to your app, and tools to manage the flow of data from your app's models down to the views and controls that users will see and interact with. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Catalyst deep dive: The future of Mac software according to Apple and devs," 1 July 2019

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First Known Use of interact

1839, in the meaning defined above

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interact

verb

English Language Learners Definition of interact

: to talk or do things with other people
: to act together : to come together and have an effect on each other

interact

verb
in·​ter·​act | \ ˌin-tər-ˈakt How to pronounce interact (audio) \
interacted; interacting

Kids Definition of interact

1 : to talk or do things with other people The neighbors don't interact.
2 : to act upon or together with something else The chemicals interacted to produce smoke.

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