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resonate

[rez-uh-neyt] /ˈrɛz əˌneɪt/
verb (used without object), resonated, resonating.
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.
verb (used with object), resonated, resonating.
5.
to cause to resound.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < Latin resonātus, past participle of resonāre to resound; see -ate1
Related forms
resonation, noun
unresonating, adjective
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  • Their chatter, often mistaken for that of a bird, resonates through the forests.
British Dictionary definitions for resonates

resonate

/ˈrɛzəˌneɪt/
verb
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.
(intransitive) often foll by with. to be understood or receive a sympathetic response: themes which will resonate with voters
4.
(intransitive:) foll by with. to be filled with: simple words that seem to resonate with mystery and beauty
Derived Forms
resonation, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Latin resonāre
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Word Origin and History for resonates

resonate

v.

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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