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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Campus tours provide them with an opportunity to interact with students and admissions officers. Adam Harris, The Atlantic, "The Fine Line Campus Tour Guides Walk—Backwards," 29 Aug. 2019 Other workers use virtual or augmented reality as part of their employment training, to assist them in performing their job or to interact with clients. Jeffrey Hirsch, The Conversation, "Worker-protection laws aren’t ready for an automated future," 28 Aug. 2019 The course is supposed to teach employees how to interact with transgender people respectfully, according to a one-page summary of the training provided by the TSA. ProPublica, "When Transgender Travelers Walk Into Scanners, Invasive Searches Sometimes Wait on the Other Side," 26 Aug. 2019 The daycare center, which caters to families who live and work in the Pike Place Market community, regularly invites older adults to interact with the children. Elise Takahama, The Seattle Times, "At Pike Place Market, seniors and kids work well together – and schools and day cares nationwide are noticing," 8 July 2019 That much exposure teaches you how materials can interact and be manipulated. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Meet Dan Vickery, The Winner of Bravo's Best Room Wins Episode Seven," 13 June 2019 Authorities are asking anyone who interacted with occupants of this Nissan to come forward. Daily Pilot, "Man charged in L.A. County shooting that killed two, including UCI doctoral student," 21 Aug. 2019 However, anyone who interacts with patients and fits dentures must be a licensed dentist. Laurel Weibezahn, sun-sentinel.com, "Man accused of illegally practicing dentistry in Delray Beach," 1 July 2019 However, the particle barely interacts with ordinary matter. Adrian Cho, Science | AAAS, "Massive, blimplike experiment lowers weight limit on neutrino," 16 Sep. 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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