resonate with

resonate with

1. To carry the sound of some lingering acoustical force. The entire house resonated with the sound of his music. The streets resonated with gunfire, keeping residents in a perpetual state of fear.
2. To be in agreement, harmony, or conformity with something else. It seems suspicious that the notoriously authoritarian country is suddenly proposing a peace agreement that resonates so closely with what the global community has been requesting. The description of the course really resonated with what I wanted in a Medieval English Literature class.
3. To produce or evoke an appealing feeling of familiarity in someone. The show has achieved such huge success because its themes resonates with adults and children alike. It's clear that the book series has been resonating with readers around the country.

resonate with someone

Fig. [for an idea, issue, or concept] to appeal to someone or cause someone to relate to it. The concept of wearing worn-looking clothing seems to resonate with young people. Your notion just doesn't resonate with the public in general.

resonate with

v.
1. To sound with some particular tone: The house resonated with the final chime of the grandfather clock.
2. To correspond closely or harmoniously with something: My ideas for the film resonated with what the producers had in mind.
3. To evoke a feeling of shared emotion or belief with someone: His book mostly resonated with young adults.
4. To feel shared emotions or beliefs with something or someone: Everywhere she speaks, millions resonate with her message.
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Jaime Watt takes a weekly look at how issues making waves in Ottawa resonate with Canadians on CBC's Power & Politics.
In this vein, de Zegher's mention of "partial subjects co-emerging and co-affecting" is apt when considering how disparate entities may resonate with each other and yet remain resolutely themselves.
7) These "truths" resonate with the audience, and the openness provides a "risk-free" environment in which to get to "know" Blacks and Black culture and helps account for her enormous popularity and success with people from various cultural backgrounds.
However, ear membranes on each side of its head resonate with several of the key frequencies, amplifying and broadcasting the call, Purgue reports in the November 1997 Journal of Comparative Physiology A.
We selected Sagamore Partners because its core principles resonate with Noodles & Company's people-oriented culture, commitment to excellent food, and guiding principle of 'Every Guest.
Her unpretentious yet enigmatic titles resonate with the apparent simplicity of her paintings, a simplicity that is, of course, not so simple at all.
said he knew his ideas about how Sears could play in the connected home market would resonate with senior executives as soon as they better understood the opportunities.
Our message resonates with Core Capital and Anthem Capital, and we are confident it will resonate with companies working on EAI and Web Services, or adding new business processes that span their CRM, ERP, and other enterprise applications.