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Definition of resonate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they resonate
    he / she / it resonates
    past simple resonated
    -ing form resonating
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  1. 1[intransitive] (of a voice, an instrument, etc.) to make a deep, clear sound that continues for a long time Her voice resonated through the theater.
  2. 2[intransitive] (of a place) to be filled with sound; to make a sound continue longer synonym resound a resonating chamber resonate with something The room resonated with the chatter of 100 people.
  3. 3[intransitive] resonate (with somebody/something) to remind someone of something; to be similar to what someone thinks or believes These issues resonated with the voters. His speech resonated with the fears and suspicions of his audience.
  4. Phrasal Verbsresonate with something
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