- 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.
intransitive verb-·nat·ed, -·nat·ing
- to be resonant
- to produce resonance
Origin of resonatefrom Classical Latin resonatus, past participle of resonare: see resonant
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 resonÄre, present active infinitive of resonÅ.