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

v 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 on-line 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
to 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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