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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The two have been interacting on social media, though they haven't been seen in person together. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Who is Romeo Beckham? Everything You Need to Know About Millie Bobby Brown's Possible New Boyfriend," 19 Mar. 2019 Much of its appeal comes from the fact that the art world is widely perceived as a stuffy landscape filled with composed and aloof characters who can’t be bothered to interact with laymen folks like us. Candice Frederick, Harper's BAZAAR, "Netflix's Velvet Buzzsaw Shouldn't Work—But It (Mostly) Does," 3 Feb. 2019 Children on the autism spectrum rarely like to interact with people of their own age. Eam Asaduzzaman And Shababa Iqbal, The Christian Science Monitor, "School in Bangladesh builds confidence for autistic students – and their parents," 10 July 2018 Finally, there appear to have been slight improvements in the way users interact with the Windows holographic UI. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft launches HoloLens 2 with a strong business bent," 24 Feb. 2019 On Ozark, Laura Linney’s Wendy Byrde is an island who interacts with the women around her but prioritizes her relationship with her family (and their survival) above all other things. Anne T. Donahue, Marie Claire, "Why Don't Women on Drama Shows Have Any Friends?," 27 Dec. 2018 When people have a specific combination of these drivers, which interact differently from one person to the next, the signs and symptoms of the disease emerge. Linda Marsa, Discover Magazine, "A New Treatment for Alzheimer's? It Starts With Lifestyle," 16 Nov. 2018 Part of the magic of The Voice is seeing the celebrity coaches interact with one another. Temi Adebowale, Country Living, "Kelly Clarkson Blocked Jennifer Hudson on 'The Voice' and Her Reaction Was Priceless," 2 Oct. 2018 As the neutron star travels through the interstellar medium at greater than the speed of sound, a shock can form where the interstellar medium and the pulsar wind interact. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Cosmic Oddity Challenges What We Know About Pulsars," 19 Sep. 2018

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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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