react against - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyreact against
he/she/itreacts against
present participlereacting against
past tensereacted against
past participlereacted against
  1. react against something to do the opposite of what a person, set of rules etc says you should do, because you disagree with them

    It’s not surprising that he reacted against his puritanical upbringing.

See also main entry: react