Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To exhibit or produce resonance or resonant effects.
  • intransitive verb To evoke a feeling of shared emotion or belief.
  • intransitive verb To correspond closely or harmoniously.
  • intransitive verb To cause to resound.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To resound.
  • In electricity, to respond to electric oscillations of a given frequency. Used transitively in the extract.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To vibrate or sound, especially in response to another vibration.
  • verb To have an effect or impact; to influence; to engender support.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb be received or understood
  • verb sound with resonance

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin resonāre, resonāt-; see resound.]

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From Latin resonatio, from resonāre, present active infinitive of resonō.

Examples

  • Don’t add any other words; just let the phrase resonate as broadly and as powerfully as possible.

    The Next Ten Minutes

  • Don’t add any other words; just let the phrase resonate as broadly and as powerfully as possible.

    The Next Ten Minutes

  • Don’t add any other words; just let the phrase resonate as broadly and as powerfully as possible.

    The Next Ten Minutes

  • Don’t add any other words; just let the phrase resonate as broadly and as powerfully as possible.

    The Next Ten Minutes

  • For the heroine's despair comes from feeling not that she will never fall "under another influence," but, less passively (and less idiomatically), that she will never "vibrate" (as in resonate) to such an influence — in the full sense of sympathetic vibration.

    Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian

  • Cornel West is one such intellectual that knows the meaning of the word “hope,” and his word resonate with me.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • The work and many of the thoughts expressed it in resonate with fascism, and particularly the Italian variant – and this resonance seems more closely linked to Strauss than to Xenophon.

    Balkinization

  • One comment in particular would resonate from the gallery Sunday each time Retief Goosen made bogey during the final round of the U.S.

    USATODAY.com - Goosen ganders second U.S. Open victory

  • The movie really did "resonate" - gave me goosebumps at times.

    Swell Season on Boing Boing Video Boing Boing

  • The movie really did "resonate" - gave me goosebumps at times.

    Boing Boing

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