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resonateverb [I]

 us   /ˈrez·əˌneɪt/
to ​produce or be ​filled with ​clear, ​continuingsound: The ​noise of the ​bell resonated through the ​building. physics An ​object that resonates ​reflectssoundwaves and makes them ​seemlouder.
resonance
noun [U]  us   /ˈrez·ə·nəns/
(Definition of resonate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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resonateverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈrez.ən.eɪt/
  • resonate verb [I] (MAKE SOUND)

to ​produce, ​increase, or ​fill with ​sound, by vibrating (= ​shaking)objects that are near: His ​voice resonated in the ​emptychurch. The ​noise of the ​bell resonated through the ​building.
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  • resonate verb [I] (HAVE QUALITY/EFFECT)

to be ​filled with a ​particularquality: The ​building resonates withhistoricsignificance. to ​continue to have a ​powerfuleffect or ​value: The ​significance of those ​greatstories 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 ​similarfamilysituation.
(Definition of resonate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “resonate”
in Chinese (Simplified) 发出共鸣, 发出回响, 回荡…
in Turkish çınlamak, yankılanmak, çın çın ötmek…
in Russian резонировать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 發出共鳴, 發出回響, 迴盪…
in Polish rozbrzmiewać…
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