Definition of “resonate” - English Dictionary

“resonate” in British English

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resonateverb [ I ]

uk /ˈrez.ən.eɪt/ us /ˈrez.ən.eɪt/

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.

(Definition of “resonate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“resonate” in American English

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resonateverb [ I ]

us /ˈrez·əˌneɪt/

to produce or be filled with clear, continuing sound:

The noise of the bell resonated through the building.

physics An object that resonates reflects sound waves and makes them seem louder.

noun [ U ] us /ˈrez·ə·nəns/

(Definition of “resonate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)