Translation of "react" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /riˈækt/ us /riˈækt/

to say, do, or feel something because of something else that has been said or done

He reacted / angrily to her comments.

(Translation of “react” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /riˈӕkt/

to behave in a certain way as a result of something

How did he react when you called him a fool?
He reacted angrily to the criticism
Hydrogen reacts with oxygen to form water.

(with against) to behave or act in a certain way in order to show rejection of

Young people tend to react against their parents.

(with to) to be affected, usually badly, by (a drug etc)

reaccionar (a)
I react very badly to penicillin.
reactant /riˈæktənt/ noun

(chemistry) a substance that undergoes a chemical change in a reaction

The reactant that is left over after the reaction is complete is called the “excess reactant”.
reaction /-ʃən/ noun

the act of reacting

What was his reaction to your remarks?
He suffered a bad reaction from the drug
I’d like to ask you for your reactions to these suggestions.

a change of opinions, feelings etc (usually against someone or something)

The new government was popular at first, but then a reaction began.

a process of change which occurs when two or more substances are put together

(a) nuclear reaction
a chemical reaction between iron and acid.
reactionary /-ʃə-/ adjective, noun (plural reactionaries)

(a person) opposed to change and progress or favouring a return to things as they were

reactionary politics.
reactor noun

(also nuclear reactor) an apparatus in which nuclear energy is produced which can be used as a source of power, eg when converted into electricity.


(Translation of “react” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)