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ˈrɛz əˌneɪtres·onate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. resonate, vibrateverb

    sound with resonance

    "The sound resonates well in this theater"

  2. resonate, come acrossverb

    be received or understood


  1. resonateverb

    To vibrate or sound, especially in response to another vibration.

    The books on top of the piano resonate when he plays certain notes.

  2. resonateverb

    To have an effect or impact; to influence; to engender support.

    His words resonated with the crowd.

  3. Etymology: From resonatio, from resonare, present active infinitive of resono.


  1. resonate

    Resonance describes the phenomenon of increased amplitude that occurs when the frequency of an applied periodic force (or a Fourier component of it) is equal or close to a natural frequency of the system on which it acts. When an oscillating force is applied at a resonant frequency of a dynamic system, the system will oscillate at a higher amplitude than when the same force is applied at other, non-resonant frequencies.Frequencies at which the response amplitude is a relative maximum are also known as resonant frequencies or resonance frequencies of the system. Small periodic forces that are near a resonant frequency of the system have the ability to produce large amplitude oscillations in the system due to the storage of vibrational energy. Resonance phenomena occur with all types of vibrations or waves: there is mechanical resonance, orbital resonance, acoustic resonance, electromagnetic resonance, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), electron spin resonance (ESR) and resonance of quantum wave functions. Resonant systems can be used to generate vibrations of a specific frequency (e.g., musical instruments), or pick out specific frequencies from a complex vibration containing many frequencies (e.g., filters). The term resonance (from Latin resonantia, 'echo', from resonare, 'resound') originated from the field of acoustics, particularly the sympathetic resonance observed in musical instruments, e.g., when one string starts to vibrate and produce sound after a different one is struck.


  1. Resonate

    Resonate is Sonicflood's second studio album, and third release overall. It was released in 2001 and has a very different line-up from their first two albums.

Editors Contribution

  1. resonate

    To share a belief, feeling, knowing or understanding with a person.

    Her words did resonate with me and I could understand why she felt the way she did.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 8, 2020  

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  1. orestean

  2. stearone

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of resonate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of resonate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of resonate in a Sentence

  1. Christina Janzer:

    Slack in English is relatively' friendly,' but we didn't know if that would resonate in Germany or in other markets.

  2. Loretta Lynch:

    I think if you talk to people who live in communities that deal with these issues all the time, they will say to you that what these videos are showing us now is what people in many minority communities have been talking about for years, and what they've been describing for years, but they haven't been believed, they have been dismissed, mainly because people don't want to believe that law enforcement can overstep. And of course, it's not every law enforcement officer. But when it happens, the impact that it has, the gash that it leaves, in the web of trust that we need in order for everyone to feel safe, is tremendous. And so that's why these incidents resonate so deeply.

  3. Bo Hines:

    Joe Manchin understands that President Trump’s approval rating in West Virginia is above 70%, he knows he’s going to get sent home if he votes for this bill, because it doesn’t resonate with the American people and they’re going punish him for it.

  4. Stephen Curry:

    I think fans really resonate with that. They really love the way Gary Payton approaches the game, Gary Payton energy, gary Payton changes games without having really crazy scoring outputs … You just get so much energy watching Gary Payton defend and disrupt and do all that type of stuff. Jayson Tatum( 0) of the Boston Celtics dribbles against Gary Payton II( 0) of the Golden State Warriors during the second quarter in Game 2 of the 2022 NBA Finals at Chase Center June 5, 2022, in San Francisco. ( Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images).

  5. Elizabeth Chan:

    It's great to have a' holly jolly Christmas Past,' but that doesn't resonate with me as much as' Celebrate Me Home,' it wasn't until the pandemic, as a pregnant mother trapped with my toddler, as an Asian American in New York City that the theme' celebrate me home' took a different meaning.

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