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/ ˈrɛz əˌneɪt /
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verb (used without object), res·o·nat·ed, res·o·nat·ing.
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.
verb (used with object), res·o·nat·ed, res·o·nat·ing.
to cause to resound.
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OTHER WORDS FROM resonateres·o·na·tion, nounun·res·o·nat·ing, adjective
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How to use resonate in a sentence
He produced a performance that resonates still, 19 months later.At the Masters, Tiger Woods walks in two worlds: Yarn-spinning legend and defending champ|Barry Svrluga|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
What we do know is that his message resonates in this state.West Virginia voters bustle to the polls on the first day of in-person early voting|Derek Hawkins, Molly Born|October 21, 2020|Washington Post
When you’re talking about choice around the end of life, that resonates for a lot of different types of folks.The startup turning human bodies into compost|Katie McLean|October 21, 2020|MIT Technology Review
YNAB attracts quality candidates who resonate strongly with the company culture before they even get in the door, Gurr said.How 2020 Best Small Workplace YNAB recruits and retains great people|lbelanger225|October 16, 2020|Fortune
When I tried Peloton, the experience felt more concentrated on the competition aspect of the program, which didn’t resonate as much with me.NordicTrack’s connected workout bike puts the focus on competing against yourself|Stan Horaczek|October 15, 2020|Popular-Science
Oft repeated is this resonation in paired harmonies, the lower phrase like an "obstinate bass."Symphonies and Their Meaning; Third Series, Modern Symphonies|Philip H. Goepp
British Dictionary definitions for resonate
/ (ˈrɛzəˌneɪt) /
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
Derived forms of resonateresonation, noun
Word Origin for resonate
C19: from Latin resonāre
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