verb (used without object), resonated, resonating.
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.
verb (used with object), resonated, resonating.
to cause to resound.

1870–75; < Latin resonātus, past participle of resonāre to resound; see -ate1

resonation, noun
unresonating, adjective Unabridged
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resonate (ˈrɛzəˌneɪt)
vb (often foll by with) (foll by with)
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.  to be understood or receive a sympathetic response: themes which will resonate with voters
4.  to be filled with: simple words that seem to resonate with mystery and beauty
[C19: from Latin resonāre]

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Word Origin & History

1873, from L. resonatum, pp. of resonare (see resonance). Literal at first; fig. sense, of feelings, emotions, etc., by 1978.
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Example sentences
The high hopes for this newfangled idea still resonate in the one piece of mail
  known to exist from that day's attempt.
If the two feather types were making the sound, they should resonate when
  vibrated at the same frequency during the experiments.
All the soldiers would have been familiar with the anecdotes that still
  resonate today.
Obviously, there is no easy answer and messages resonate differently with
  different types of people.
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