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

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  • 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

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  • 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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