react

verb
ADVERB
strongly
favourably/favorably, positively, well

people who react positively to change

adversely, badly, negatively, poorly, unfavourably/unfavorably
aggressively, angrily, defensively, sharply, violently
emotionally
cautiously, coolly
calmly, rationally
appropriately
strangely
immediately, instantly
quickly, rapidly, swiftly

The police must be able to react swiftly in an emergency.

slowly
differently
accordingly

His insensitive remarks hurt and she reacted accordingly.

automatically, instinctively, spontaneously
physically
chemically

Silicon reacts chemically like carbon.

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.

PREPOSITION
against

Many young people react against traditional values.

by

The government reacted by increasing taxation.

to

The committee reacted positively to the proposals.

with

Her family reacted with horror when she told them.

React is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑audience, ↑investor, ↑market
React is used with these nouns as the object: ↑way

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