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[ rez-uh-neyt ]

verb (used without object)

, res·o·nat·ed, res·o·nat·ing.
  1. to resound.
  2. to act as a resonator; exhibit resonance.
  3. Electronics. to reinforce oscillations because the natural frequency of the device is the same as the frequency of the source.
  4. to amplify vocal sound by the sympathetic vibration of air in certain cavities and bony structures.
  5. to produce a positive feeling, emotional response, or opinion:

    an issue that clearly resonates with members of our community; a poem that resonates for me.

verb (used with object)

, res·o·nat·ed, res·o·nat·ing.
  1. to cause to resound.


/ ˈrɛzəˌneɪt /


  1. to resound or cause to resound; reverberate
  2. (of a mechanical system, electrical circuit, chemical compound, etc) to exhibit or cause to exhibit resonance
  3. introften foll bywith to be understood or receive a sympathetic response

    themes which will resonate with voters

  4. intr:foll bywith to be filled with

    simple words that seem to resonate with mystery and beauty

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Derived Forms

  • ˌresoˈnation, noun
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Other Words From

  • reso·nation noun
  • un·reso·nating adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of resonate1

First recorded in 1870–75; from Latin resonātus “sounded again,” past participle of resonāre “to sound again”; resound
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Word History and Origins

Origin of resonate1

C19: from Latin resonāre
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Example Sentences

Those images — two teams kneeling, together — they resonate, and they matter.

The concept is clearly resonating with consumers as Jüsto saw impressive growth in 2020 with a 16-fold increase in revenue.

Summer Of Soul is a passion project and to have it resonate with so many people on so many levels has been incredibly rewarding.

In particular, the four films below will undoubtedly resonate as they make their way to theaters and streaming services in the coming months — and not one of them is a quirky Zoom comedy.

From Vox

Those aggressive tactics — and the lack of ongoing restaurant care and support after he signed — resonate in my mind a decade later.

From Eater

If history is a guide, Huckabee will need to resonate with more than just the faithful if he is to win.

What makes this story resonate with fans is that it proves it takes more than just the costume to become “Spider-Man.”

The question now is whether that message will still resonate with voters.

In a message that would resonate profoundly if given today, he warned against the intrusive power of a faceless state.

Does that sense of loss still resonate for current generations of Native Americans?

The syllables resonate in a sound pattern with your world, to which you also still resonate.

These are questions that resonate loudly in today's political discourse and in the beliefs of very many people.

The case must be strong enough to counteract the tension of the strings and yet light enough to allow the sound to resonate.


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