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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.
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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…
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