in·ter·act | \ˌin-tər-ˈakt \
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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Unaffected by normal matter, radiation or gravity, ghostly neutrinos are the most abundant, energetic and least-understood particles in the universe, hurtling through space rarely interacting with ordinary stuff. Robert Lee Hotz, WSJ, "Scientists Track Neutrinos Through Ice to Their Source in the Cosmos," 12 July 2018 Beyond the show itself, Quartz News will cultivate its community through a companion Messenger bot experience that will give followers the opportunity to interact with the show. Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, "Facebook’s first wave of ‘trustworthy’ news shows sure includes a lot of Fox News," 11 July 2018 Trump’s schedule will afford him little, if any, opportunity to interact with the public. Christina Boyle,, "When Trump visits Britain, thousands of demonstrators plan to show him some resistance," 11 July 2018 Videos taken inside the cave show the boys, aged 11-16, and their coach interacting with Thai navy SEAL divers, who have been sent in to supply them, provide medical care and to keep them company. Washington Post, "Boys’ team identity, meditation may ease stress in Thai cave," 5 July 2018 Again, the insitgator to this controversy is pros interacting with fans. Daniel Rapaport,, "FORE Questions: More Rules Headaches, Predicting Ryder Cup Rosters and Grading Tiger's Comeback," 3 July 2018 This is largely accomplished is through partnerships with other organizations across Chicago, giving students the opportunity to interact with the larger community. Katie Powers, Chicago Reader, "Arts / Books / Education / Poetry 826CHI's Teen Writers Studio amplifies the voices of Chicago's youth," 14 June 2018 The four-day event is meant to give fans a chance to interact with coaches and, as women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma did, a chance for the coaches to thank fans and donors for their support and contributions to the athletic department. Kelli Stacy,, "UConn Coaches Road Show Kicks Off; Geno Center Of Attention," 4 June 2018 The pop-up library will be easier to get to, and the staff will get a chance to interact with people who might not come to the library often, Koszalka said. Jane Ford-stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Library-lovers a tough bunch in West Allis," 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of interact

1839, in the meaning defined above

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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


in·ter·act | \ˌin-tər-ˈakt \
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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