Definition of interact in English:

interact

verb

[NO OBJECT]
  • 1Act in such a way as to have an effect on each other.

    ‘all the stages in the process interact’
    • ‘Everyones' universes interact by a process similar to quantum interference.’
    • ‘What all of these songs have in common is the way that rhythm interacts interestingly with melody to produce a hypnotic effect.’
    • ‘Certainly, ratio value and rate of responding may have interacted with motivation to produce behavioral effects.’
    • ‘Alcohol interacts with fatigue and increases its effects, just like drinking on an empty stomach.’
    • ‘Once a trader understands the process of how price interacts and changes, he or she can exploit it more easily.’
    • ‘Ergonomics is the means and processes we use to do our work, and how the human body interacts with those processes and equipment.’
    • ‘Holistic medicine considers the whole body and takes the approach that all systems interact with each other.’
    • ‘Titanium also interacts with sulphur and can have a beneficial effect on the shape of sulphide inclusions.’
    • ‘The process of integration has interacted with, and received much impetus from, developments at the global level.’
    • ‘In general, they regulate how cells interact with each other and with the extra-cellular matrix.’
    • ‘None the less, we note that policy substance and policy process interact.’
    • ‘We performed some simple tests to see how many sound sources interacted together.’
    • ‘Spike Lyne's lighting interacts with the set to create stunning effects.’
    • ‘Conceptual models are provided that show how these concepts interact with each other.’
    • ‘That is, the direction of a variable's effect does nor typically change as it interacts with other variables.’
    • ‘Oxytocin had profound effects on the brain, changing the way nerves interacted and altering the brain's physical structure.’
    converse, be sociable, mix, mingle, get together, meet, keep company, fraternize, consort
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    1. 1.1 Communicate or be involved directly.
      ‘the user interacts directly with the library’
      ‘people who interact daily’
      • ‘Through the people he interacts with on a daily basis, he determines who is in need, and who he can help.’
      • ‘They generally involve other-wordly characters interacting with modern people and wreaking havoc.’
      • ‘Making a point of spending more time directly interacting with Jenny would also help.’
      • ‘The Gardaí were interacting on a daily basis with police and security services across Europe.’
      • ‘Most patients were able to interact directly with the computer, and assistance was provided as required.’
      • ‘The reality is that, when interacting with students directly, I do my best to empathize.’
      • ‘By interacting directly with the buyers, the artisans learn a lot about current trends in various towns and cities.’
      • ‘Children with autism have difficulty using their imagination, communicating or interacting.’
      • ‘There's a big difference between typing onto a screen and actually going out and interacting with people directly.’
      • ‘A lot of Rosemary's work involves learning about and interacting with the local community's cultural diversity.’
      • ‘Therefore, this involves interacting with all the usual suspects who I need to get my car on the road.’
      • ‘In the course of managing the grants I interacted with our clients daily, often in their own households.’
      • ‘The regiment interacted with local communities by sponsoring and organising bi-communal events.’
      • ‘Instead, modern technology will allow consumers and artists to interact directly.’
      • ‘She has a close working relationship and friendship with two of the police officers she interacts with daily.’
      • ‘People are all around us as is the requirement to interact and to communicate.’
      • ‘It is only here that students will get the chance to interact directly with the quiz master.’
      • ‘This circle can be very small, including just your kin and those you interact with on a daily basis.’
      • ‘I ended up feeling guilty for not talking as much as her, not interacting, not communicating.’
      • ‘We will see him more directly interacting with Viola later in the film.’

Pronunciation

interact

/ɪntərˈakt/