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resonate

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verb res·o·nate \ˈre-zə-ˌnāt\

Simple Definition of resonate

  • : to continue to produce a loud, clear, deep sound for a long time

  • : to have particular meaning or importance for someone : to affect or appeal to someone in a personal or emotional way

Full Definition of resonate

res·o·nat·edres·o·nat·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to produce or exhibit resonance

  3. 2 :  to respond as if by resonance <resonate to the music>; also :  to have a repetitive pattern that resembles resonance

  4. 3 :  to relate harmoniously :  strike a chord <a message that resonates with voters>

  5. transitive verb
  6. :  to subject to resonating

Examples of resonate

  1. The siren resonated throughout the city.

  2. <the deep sounds of the bassoon resonated through the concert hall>



1873

First Known Use of resonate

1873

Rhymes with resonate

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