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react to (someone or something)

To do something as a response to the something or someone's actions. Our country will react swiftly and mercilessly to this outrage. My mother reacted very strongly to the news that my brother had been killed overseas. Don't react to him, Tom. He's just trying to get your attention, the way all toddlers do.
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react to someone or something

to act in response to someone or something. You made some very good points. I would like to take some time to react to you. How did Mary react to the news?
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Designers can easily integrate and modify individual components of the Thunderboard React to add sensor-to-cloud connectivity to tailored applications.
For instance, we may begin with our message saying "don't get used to," just as Buarque did and continue: React to the habit of living in an aberrant and corrupt era that tries to seize our souls.
Their Blue LIght Aware video shows drivers how to react to an emergency service driver on a blue light run.
New Delhi,February 12 (ANI):Reacting to Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik's statement,India on Thursday said that New Delhi would react to Pakistan's response to its dossier on Mumbai terror attacks after receiving it formally and studying it.
Cllr Robertson said: "With so little time to react, we were bounced into having to react to something when clearly compromise could have been reached.
How they react to the stress of the abnormal is the crux of his stories.
The third group, the "Cool Kids," react to advertising in a much more complex fashion.
Second, other people know authenticity when they see it, and they will react to you based on whether you're authentic or not.
Immune cells react to fragments of protein molecules, and myelin contains more than one protein.
It fills a niche that needs filling:" said Joe Dill, adding that the Forum became a client after getting positive responses from most of the middle school students it showed react to.
Farnham has noticed that conjunctivitis seems to be more common among those who react to oak and birch trees.
What's more, she adds, anxiety might make some people react to a placebo.
As seen in figure 4, the acid and carbodiimide react to form an intermediate which rearranges to give an N-acyl urea.