- 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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Examples from the Web for resonation
Oft repeated is this resonation in paired harmonies, the lower phrase like an "obstinate bass."
- 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
C19: from Latin resonāre
Word Origin and History for resonation
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.
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