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Definition of echo verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they echo
    he / she / it echoes
    past simple echoed
    -ing form echoing
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  1. 1[intransitive] if a sound echoes, it is reflected off a wall, the side of a mountain, etc. so that you can hear it again synonym reverberate Her footsteps echoed in the empty room. The gunshot echoed through the forest.
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] to send back and repeat a sound; to be full of a sound synonym reverberate The whole house echoed. echo to/with something The street echoed with the shouts of children. echo something (back) The valley echoed back his voice.
  3. 3[transitive] echo something to repeat an idea or opinion because you agree with it “More police, that's what we need,” he said, echoing his father's views on the subject. This is a view echoed by many conservative politicians.
  4. 4[transitive] + speech echo something to repeat what someone else has just said, especially because you find it surprising “He's gone!” Viv echoed.
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