Definition of resonate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    resonate

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    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//
     
     
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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 theatre.
  2. 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. 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.
  4. Word Origin late 19th cent.: from Latin resonat- ‘resounded’, from the verb resonare, from re- (expressing intensive force) + sonare ‘to sound’. Phrasal Verbsresonate with something
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