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.
Recent Examples on the Web Never interact with any links or phone numbers in the message; go to the retailer’s website or app and log into your account to verify anything. Ken Colburn, The Arizona Republic, 23 Nov. 2021 Even more exotic models have been invoked, such as a pair of orbiting neutron stars whose magnetospheres periodically interact, creating a cavity where eruptions can take place. Adam Mann, Scientific American, 22 Nov. 2021 The testing is to take place before those family members and friends interact with the players and/or staff members. Mike Jones, USA TODAY, 18 Nov. 2021 Apple has also explored designs where the car’s infotainment system—likely a large iPad-like touch screen—would be in the middle of the vehicle, letting users interact with it throughout a ride. Mark Gurman, Fortune, 18 Nov. 2021 Lavishly illustrated with photographs and sketches, the book traces a career that saw Mackie interact with everyone from Edith Head to Elton John to Diana Ross to Cher. Kate Tuttle, BostonGlobe.com, 18 Nov. 2021 The testing should be conducted before friends and family interact with players and staff, and should be arranged at times separate from when players and staff are testing. Rob Maadi, chicagotribune.com, 17 Nov. 2021 The testing should be conducted before friends and family interact with players and staff, and should be arranged at times separate from when players and staff are testing. Rob Maaddi, ajc, 17 Nov. 2021 This is where digital IDs stand to streamline all the different ways users already interact with the various technologies that enhance our lives today. Alastair Johnson, Forbes, 15 Nov. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'interact.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of interact

1839, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About interact

Time Traveler for interact

Time Traveler

The first known use of interact was in 1839

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near interact

interacademic

interact

interactant

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for interact

Last Updated

24 Nov 2021

Cite this Entry

“Interact.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interact. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for interact

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.

More from Merriam-Webster on interact

Nglish: Translation of interact for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of interact for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!