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

sail

When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More