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reverberate

verb uk   /rɪˈvɜː.bər.eɪt/ us    /-ˈvɝː.bɚ.eɪt/

reverberate verb (SOUND)

[I] literary If a loud, deep sound reverberates, it continues to be heard around an area, so that the area seems to shake: The narrow street reverberated with/to the sound of the workmen's drills.

reverberate verb (EFFECT)

[I + adv/prep] If an event or idea reverberates somewhere, it has an effect on everyone or everything in a place or group: News of the disaster reverberated around the organization. The surge in US share prices reverberated across the globe.
(Definition of reverberate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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