English - Vietnamese Dictionary
react /ri:'ækt/Concise Dictionary
- nội động từ
- tác động trở lại, ảnh hưởng trở lại, phản ứng lại
- tyranny reacts upon the tyrant himself: sự bạo ngược tác hại trở lại ngay đối với kẻ bạo ngược
- (vật lý); (hoá học) phản ứng
- (+ against) chống lại, đối phó lại
- (quân sự) phản công, đánh trả lại lại
- (tài chính) sụt, hạ (giá cả)
+show a response or a reaction to something
+undergo a chemical reaction; react with another substance under certain conditions
+act against or in opposition to
Advanced English Dictionary
1 act, behave, conduct oneself, proceed; retaliate, reciprocate, get even:
I wonder how you would have reacted if someone had insulted you!
2 respond, answer, reply, retort:
The crowd reacted to the police presence by becoming very nasty. She reacted with surprise on learning of his arrest.
+ verb [V]Collocation Dictionary
1 ~ (to sth) (by doing sth) to change or behave in a particular way as a result of or in response to sth: Local residents have reacted angrily to the news. + I nudged her but she didn't react. + You never know how he is going to react. + The market reacted by falling a further two points.
2 to become ill/sick after eating, breathing, etc. a particular substance: People can react badly to certain food additives.
3 ~ (with sth)
~ (together) (chemistry) (of substances) to experience a chemical or physical change when coming into contact with another substance: Iron reacts with water and air to produce rust. + When an acid and an alkali react together the result is a salt and water.
Phrasal Verbs: react against sb/sth to show dislike or opposition in response to sth, especially by deliberately doing the opposite of what sb wants you to do: He reacted strongly against the artistic conventions of his time.
strongly | favourably, positively, sympathetically
people who react positively to change
| adversely, badly, negatively, unfavourably | aggressively, angrily, violently | cautiously, coolly | sharply | appropriately | immediately, instantly | quickly, swiftly
The police must be able to react swiftly in an emergency.
| differently | accordingly
His insensitive remarks hurt and she reacted accordingly.
| automatically, instinctively, spontaneously | physically
VERB + REACT
tend to | be slow to
The industry has been slow to react to these breakthroughs in technology.
| not know how to
He did not know how to react to her sudden mood swings.
Many young people react against traditional values.
The government reacted by increasing taxation.
The university reacted unfavourably to the proposals.
Her family reacted with horror when she told them.
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