react against

phrasal verb

reacted against; reacting against; reacts against
: to do things that are opposed to (something or someone that one disagrees with)
a group of artists who react against traditional ideas

Examples of react against in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Galliano’s designs react against the mass production of fashion by focusing on complex tailoring that can only be done by hand rather than machine. TIME, 17 Apr. 2024 Designers are always innovating from and reacting against what came before, and new visionaries are cropping up all the time and fighting for a place in the canon. José Criales-Unzueta, Vogue, 14 Feb. 2024 May, 2021, just gave a glimpse of how the Israeli state and society can react against Palestinian citizens in these moments. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 19 Oct. 2023 The Sadrists initially reacted against the arrest warrant on Hashemi, and their parliamentary bloc leader even talked about dissolving the parliament. Hayder Al-Khoei, Foreign Affairs, 31 Jan. 2012 After a lifetime of reacting against authority figures, maybe cracking some skulls for the good guys could be her calling. Inkoo Kang, The New Yorker, 7 Aug. 2023

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“React against.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/react%20against. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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