Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “resonate”

See all translations

resonate

verb [I] uk   /ˈrez.ən.eɪt/ us  

resonate verb [I] (MAKE SOUND)

to produce, increase, or fill with sound, by vibrating (= shaking) objects that are near: His voice resonated in the empty church. The noise of the bell resonated through the building.
Compare

resonate verb [I] (HAVE QUALITY/EFFECT)

to be filled with a particular quality: The building resonates with historic significance. to continue to have a powerful effect or value: The significance of those great stories resonates down the centuries. If an experience or memory resonates, it makes you think of another similar one: Her experiences resonate powerfully with me, living, as I do, in a similar family situation.
Translations of “resonate”
in Chinese (Traditional) 發出共鳴, 發出回響, 迴盪…
in Russian резонировать…
in Turkish çınlamak, yankılanmak, çın çın ötmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 发出共鸣, 发出回响, 回荡…
in Polish rozbrzmiewać…
(Definition of resonate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of resonate?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “resonate” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

past participle

the form of a verb, usually made by adding -ed, used in some grammatical structures such as the passive and the present perfect

Word of the Day

Euphemisms (Words used to Avoid Offending People)

by Kate Woodford,
March 04, 2015
​​​ We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More