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

intransitive verb

: to act upon one another

Example Sentences

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

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of interact was in 1839

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“Interact.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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in·​ter·​act ˌint-ə-ˈrakt How to pronounce interact (audio)
: to act on one another

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