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re z neIt
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: resonates, resonating, resonated
definition 1: to produce resonance; to produce a full, deep, clear sound that continues for some time.
The cellist pulled the bow across the string and caused it to resonate.
similar words:
echo, ring, vibrate
definition 2: to resound; echo.
The sound resonated within the high walls of the cave.
similar words:
echo, resound, ring
definition 3: to be filled with particular images or qualities that evoke emotions or special significance.
The poem resonates with images of springtime and rebirth.To most of the audience, the speech resonated with truth.
definition 4: to evoke a positive or powerful personal response.
The politician's bold proposal resonated with voters that year.The child's reading problem resonated with the teacher, as she had experienced the same kind of difficulty as a child.
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause (something) to produce resonance or resound.
similar words:
echo, vibrate
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derivation: resonation (n.)
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