- to resound.
- to act as a resonator; exhibit resonance.
- Electronics. to reinforce oscillations because the natural frequency of the device is the same as the frequency of the source.
- to amplify vocal sound by the sympathetic vibration of air in certain cavities and bony structures.
- 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.
- to cause to resound.
Origin of resonate
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Contemporary Examples of resonating
Governor Romney continued to stay on offense on the economy with a message that is resonating with voters.Brett O’Donnell: Obama Won on Points, But Romney’s Got the Edge
October 17, 2012
And their words are resonating with an increasingly vocal electoral bloc.Sarah Palin's 'Mama Grizzlies'
May 26, 2010
Historical Examples of resonating
All who are acquainted with resonating tubes understand this.
To illustrate the importance of the resonating cavity of the nose in articulation.A Practical Physiology
Albert F. Blaisdell
T, Part of resonating pipe, the upper end with cap and vent hole being shown separately at the side.
The lower harmonics of the series cannot be obtained, owing to the limited capacity of the resonating cavity.
If one holds a vibrating tuning-fork before a resonating tube, does he direct the vibrations into that resonating cavity?
- to resound or cause to resound; reverberate
- (of a mechanical system, electrical circuit, chemical compound, etc) to exhibit or cause to exhibit resonance
- (intr often foll by with) to be understood or receive a sympathetic responsethemes which will resonate with voters
- (intr: foll by with) to be filled withsimple words that seem to resonate with mystery and beauty
Word Origin for resonate
1873, from Latin resonatus, past participle of resonare "to sound again" (see resonance). Literal at first; figurative sense, of feelings, emotions, etc., by 1978. Related: Resonated; resonating.