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[in-ter-akt] /ˌɪn tərˈækt/
verb (used without object)
to act one upon another.
Origin of interact
1740-50; inter- + act Unabridged
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Examples from the web for interact
  • The robot can communicate and interact with humans, and has even learned how to make facial expressions in response to an emotion.
  • The software must interact with humans on their own terms, and fast.
  • The professors do not actually interact with the students.
  • Exactly how the two drugs interact to produce this result is not yet clear.
  • Unable to interact with light, the hidden object is therefore invisible, a new study found.
  • Even looking at them in the wild, it's clear that whales interact in ways that cause scarring.
  • It's a really dignified way to interact with people.
  • Plants get watered by hand so he can interact with them and monitor their growth.
  • Some drugs, including certain over-the-counter medications, interact with antibiotics.
  • Imagine if you could instruct those services to interact with each other automatically under certain conditions.
British Dictionary definitions for interact


(intransitive) to act on or in close relation with each other
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for interact

"to act on each other," 1805, from inter- + act (v.). Related: Interacted; interacting.

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