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English definition of “resonate”

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.
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