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To react to something - synonyms or related words

react

verb

to behave in a particular way because of something that is happening around you or something that someone is doing to you

stand up

to react in a particular way to severe conditions or treatment

respond

verb

to react to something by taking a particular course of action

greet

verb

to react to an action or news in a particular way

pick up on

to react to something that has happened or that you have noticed

pounce

verb

to react in a very sudden way, especially by criticizing someone

receive

verb

to react to something in a particular way

come back

to react or reply, especially by expressing your opinion in a strong clear way

turn around

to react to something, especially in a way that is surprising or not helpful

come over

British

informal

to react in a particular way

nanodegree

a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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hypocaust

an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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