interact

[[t]ɪ̱ntəræ̱kt[/t]]
interacts, interacting, interacted
1) V-RECIP When people interact with each other or interact, they communicate as they work or spend time together.

[pl-n V] While the other children interacted and played together, Ted ignored them.

[V with n] ...rhymes and songs to help parents interact with their babies.

Derived words:
interaction [[t]ɪ̱ntəræ̱kʃ(ə)n[/t]] plural N-VAR oft N prep

This can sometimes lead to somewhat superficial interactions with other people.

...our experience of informal social interaction among adults.

2) VERB When people interact with computers, or when computers interact with other machines, information or instructions are exchanged.

[V with n] Millions of people want new, simplified ways of interacting with a computer...

[pl-n V] There will be a true global village in which telephones, computers and televisions interact.

Derived words:
interaction plural N-VAR usu with supp

...experts on human-computer interaction.

3) V-RECIP When one thing interacts with another or two things interact, the two things affect each other's behaviour or condition.

[pl-n V] You have to understand how cells interact...

[V with n] Atoms within the fluid interact with the minerals that form the grains.

Derived words:
interaction N-VAR oft N prep

...the interaction between physical and emotional illness.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • interact — UK US /ˌɪntərˈækt/ verb [I] ► to communicate with someone: interact with sb »We interact with our customers over the phone. »The staff restaurant is where staff interact socially. ► if two substances, areas of business, etc. interact, they work… …   Financial and business terms

  • Interact — In ter*act , v. i. To act upon each other; as, two agents mutually interact. Emerson. Tyndall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Interact — In ter*act , n. [Pref. inter + act. Cf. {Entr acte}.] A short act or piece between others, as in a play; an interlude; hence, intermediate employment or time. Chesterfield. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • interact — (v.) to act on each other, 1805, from INTER (Cf. inter ) + ACT (Cf. act) (v.). Related: Interacted; interacting …   Etymology dictionary

  • interact — [v] communicate collaborate, combine, connect, contact, cooperate, get across*, get the message*, interface, interplay, interreact, join, keep in touch, merge, mesh, network, reach out, relate, touch, touch base*, unite; concept 266 Ant. not… …   New thesaurus

  • interact — ► VERB ▪ act so as to have a reciprocal effect. DERIVATIVES interactant adjective & noun interaction noun …   English terms dictionary

  • interact — [in΄tər akt′] vi. 1. to act on one another; act reciprocally 2. to deal, work, etc. with someone or something [a politician who interacts well with members of the media] …   English World dictionary

  • interact — 01. Songs and story books are a wonderful way for parents to [interact] with their children. 02. Studies of the [interaction] of bees show that they have a very sophisticated social system. 03. Millions of people now [interact] with their… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • Interact — Logo von Rotary International Rotary International ist die Dachorganisation der Rotary Clubs. Dabei handelt es sich um international verbreitete Service Clubs, zu denen sich Angehörige verschiedener Berufe unabhängig von politischen und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • interact */ — UK [ˌɪntərˈækt] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms interact : present tense I/you/we/they interact he/she/it interacts present participle interacting past tense interacted past participle interacted 1) if two or more people interact, or if one… …   English dictionary

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