- 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 theatre.
- 2[intransitive] (of a place) to be filled with sound; to make a sound continue longer synonym resound a resonating chamber The body of the violin acts as a resonating chamber and makes the sound louder. resonate with something The room resonated with the chatter of 100 people.
- 3[intransitive] resonate (with somebody/something) to remind somebody of something; to be similar to what somebody thinks or believes These issues resonated with the voters. His speech resonated with the fears and suspicions of his audience. Word Origin late 19th cent.: from Latin resonat-
BrE BrE//ˈrezəneɪt//; NAmE NAmE//ˈrezəneɪt//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they resonate
BrE BrE//ˈrezəneɪt//; NAmE NAmE//ˈrezəneɪt//he / she / it resonates
BrE BrE//ˈrezəneɪts//; NAmE NAmE//ˈrezəneɪts//past simple resonated
BrE BrE//ˈrezəneɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈrezəneɪtɪd//past participle resonated
BrE BrE//ˈrezəneɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈrezəneɪtɪd//-ing form resonating
BrE BrE//ˈrezəneɪtɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈrezəneɪtɪŋ//