- Resonate is defined as to produce a vibrating sound or to relate in a harmonious way.
- An example of to resonate is rubbing the rim of a wine glass to make sound.
- An example of to resonate is someone finding a doctor who shares their ideals about health care.
verbres·o·nat·ed, res·o·nat·ing, res·o·nates
- To exhibit or produce resonance or resonant effects.
- To evoke a feeling of shared emotion or belief: “Bethune projected a strong presence of achievement and pride that resonated among African Americans” (Audrey Thomas McCluskey).
- To correspond closely or harmoniously: “Symbolism matters, especially if the symbols resonate with the larger message” (William Greider).
Origin of resonateLatin resonāre, resonāt-; see resound.
(third-person singular simple present resonates, present participle resonating, simple past and past participle resonated)
From Latin resonatio, from resonāre, present active infinitive of resonō.