Talking, dancing, playing a game — all of these activities allow you to interact with other people. To interact means to communicate and react to the people you're involved with.

Some video games are called interactive because they are not static, like board games, but allow players to interact with them and direct the story. If you are talking about chemicals or medicines that interact, the presence of one affects the way the other works. If someone says that you interact well with children, it means you communicate well with them and they respond to you.

Definitions of interact
  1. verb
    act together or towards others or with others
    “He should interact more with his colleagues”
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    collude, conspire
    act in unison or agreement and in secret towards a deceitful or illegal purpose
    communicate, intercommunicate
    transmit thoughts or feelings
    reach out
    attempt to communicate
    condescend, patronise, patronize
    treat condescendingly
    be in verbal contact; interchange information or ideas
    control, keep in line, manipulate
    control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage
    conduct business
    marginalise, marginalize
    relegate to a lower or outer edge, as of specific groups of people
    join for a common purpose or in a common action
    have a personal or business relationship with someone
    invite, pay for
    have as a guest
    socialise, socialize
    take part in social activities; interact with others
    connect, get in touch, touch base
    establish communication with someone
    assemble, foregather, forgather, gather, meet
    collect in one place
    have or establish a relationship to
    do by, handle, treat
    interact in a certain way
    fall all over
    display excessive love or show excessive gratitude towards
    interfere, interpose, intervene, step in
    get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force
    affiliate, associate, assort, consort
    keep company with; hang out with
    philander, womanise, womanize
    have amorous affairs; of men
    grimace, make a face, pull a face
    contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state
    harmonise, harmonize
    bring (several things) into consonance or relate harmoniously
    gab, yak
    talk profusely
    finger-spell, fingerspell
    communicate by means of specific gestures, as an alternative to sign language
    aphorise, aphorize
    speak or write in aphorisms
    speak in riddles
    communicate vividly
    contact, get hold of, get through, reach
    be in or establish communication with
    draw out
    cause to speak, "Can you draw her out--she is always so quiet"
    bring down, impose, inflict, visit
    impose something unpleasant
    communicate intimately with; be in a state of heightened, intimate receptivity
    ask, enquire, inquire
    inquire about
    communicate over long distances, as via the telephone or e-mail
    impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to
    bemock, mock
    treat with contempt
    jest, joke
    tell a joke; speak humorously
    read, write, or edit a shared online journal
    bind, hold, obligate, oblige
    bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted
    send greetings to
    address, turn to
    speak to
    lower and raise the head, as to indicate assent or agreement or confirmation
    stoop to
    make concessions to
    communicate in sign language
    mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize
    express in speech
    speak, talk
    exchange thoughts; talk with
    speak, talk
    use language
    gesticulate, gesture, motion
    show, express, or direct through movement
    telepathise, telepathize
    communicate nonverbally by telepathy
    communicate or express by writing
    transmit messages via radio waves
    communicate by letter
    communicate with and within a group
    sign, signal, signalise, signalize
    communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs
    convey by semaphore, of information
    utter or express by whistling
    cut, disregard, ignore, snub
    refuse to acknowledge
    give, throw
    convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture
    give, pay
    convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow
    give, render
    carry, convey, express
    serve as a means for expressing something
    bring out an official document (such as a warrant)
    come across, come over
    communicate the intended meaning or impression
    communicate with a place or person; establish communication with, as if by telephone
    send a message
    aggroup, group
    form a group or group together
    arouse hope, desire, or curiosity without satisfying them
    show and train
    gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts
    meet by design; be present at the arrival of
    come together, usually for a purpose
    move together in a hive or as if in a hive
    fort, fort up
    gather in, or as if in, a fort, as for protection or defense
    meet formally
    clump, cluster, constellate, flock
    come together as in a cluster or flock
    crowd, crowd together
    to gather together in large numbers
    move or draw together at a certain location
    deal, sell, trade
    do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood
    turn over
    do business worth a certain amount of money
    do business with a bank or keep an account at a bank
    form or constitute a cumulative effect
    establish a rapport or relationship
    get around, swing
    be a social swinger; socialize a lot
    fraternise, fraternize
    be on friendly terms with someone, as if with a brother, especially with an enemy
    rub elbows with
    turn out
    come and gather for a public event
    meet to select a candidate or promote a policy
    become an ally or associate, as by a treaty or marriage
    show a lack of respect for
    work together in harmony
    take back
    resume a relationship with someone after an interruption, as in a wife taking back her husband
    get along, get along with, get on, get on with
    have smooth relations
    date, go out, go steady, see
    date regularly; have a steady relationship with
    provide entertainment for
    treat unjustly; do wrong to
    handle with kid gloves
    handle with great care and sensitivity
    treat as a criminal
    treat carefully
    handle roughly
    ride roughshod, run roughshod
    treat inconsiderately or harshly
    treat snobbishly, put in one's place
    treat in a rough or boisterous manner
    brutalise, brutalize
    treat brutally
    do well by
    treat with respect and consideration
    gloss over, skate over, skimp over, slur over, smooth over
    treat hurriedly or avoid dealing with properly
    abuse, ill-treat, ill-use, maltreat, mistreat, step
    treat badly
    attach, bind, bond, tie
    create social or emotional ties
    meddle, tamper
    intrude in other people's affairs or business; interfere unwantedly
    baby, cocker, coddle, cosset, featherbed, indulge, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil
    treat with excessive indulgence
    encroach on the rights of others, as in trading without a proper license
    gather and spend time together
    accompany, companion, company, keep company
    be a companion to somebody
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    act, move
    perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
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