What does resonate mean?

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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 generally means to produce or be filled with a deep, full, reverberating sound. It can also signify evoking or suggesting images, memories, or emotions or making a powerful impact or impression. In physics, it refers to the reinforcement or prolongation of sound by reflection or synchronous vibration.


  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. Nadine Labaki:

    Every kind of recognition on such huge platforms is making everything resonate so much louder.

  2. Randy Peukert:

    There's always research done, it really gives them [ the defense ] the added benefit and confidence... what they are presenting will resonate with a jury.

  3. Bernie Sanders:

    A lot of working-class people out there voted for Trump, in a sense, because they gave up on the political establishment. Well, I, long time ago, gave up on the political establishment, and I think the agenda that we are offering people is an agenda that is going to resonate with them. They want a Congress, they want a government, they want an economy that works for all of us, not just the 1 percent, i am prepared to take on the political establishment, to take on the corporate establishment, and stand up for the working class of this country.

  4. Amir Fakharian:

    ' Dumpster fire' is just the perfect description of the year we've had, covid-19 is like a fire in a dumpster burning everything in sight so we thought this product would really resonate with people.

  5. President Russ Brandon:

    As the 'Voice of the Bills,' Van's historic radio calls of Bills games over the years will forever resonate with our fans, his Hall of Fame and Wall of Fame talent was overshadowed only by his engaging personality, his witty sense of humor and his love for the Bills. We will all dearly miss 'Uncle Van,' but his legacy will remain deeply embedded in our franchise's history and in the hearts of his countless fans in Western New York and throughout the NFL community.

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