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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Its creators hope it will resonate with Huddersfield music fans.
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The second book in "The Archives of Varok" series, The Webs of Varok is a science fiction novel written for teenagers and young adults, but its core themes about human efforts to achieve sustainability will resonate with readers of all ages and backgrounds.
Written by award-winning poet Joan Houlihan, The Mending Worm is a free-verse poetry collection of brief verses that nonetheless resonate with the very impression of the moment.
Businesses frequently will talk about their "value propositions," but as recently reported in Harvard Business Review, there seems to be little agreement as to what constitutes a value proposition, and more importantly what makes one persuasive enough to resonate with a customer.
The Migdol Organization's activities, which are bringing about qualitative changes in the lives of Harlem residents, particularly resonate with Clinton, who is deeply concerned about the well-being of her East Harlem and Latin community constituents.
Speedbumps is an enjoyable read, and Garr's meditations on having MS resonate with anyone who's experienced the onset and management of the disease--so much so that identifying with a famous Hollywood actress isn't difficult at all.
Though his only direct queer reference is a personal aside about a memorable sexual peccadillo in Paris, Dessaix constructs this literary travelogue with observations and anecdotes that will resonate with any curious queer traveler, Like Edmund White's The Flaneur (an homage to loitering through Paris, aimless yet attuned to history and chance adventure), Twilight of Love revels in the thrill of allowing whim and obsession to unseat the rigid travel agent as arbiter of itinerary.
Encouraging the reader to accept God's grace in order to more fully experience the richness of life, Celebrating the Rest of Your Life is a profound yet plain-spoken testimonial sure to resonate with readers regardless of individual faith.
Even though this story about first love and the never-never land between high school and college is set in Australia, it will resonate with American high school students standing on the brink of their futures.
No word yet on how it'll resonate with Endeavor's Ari Emmanuel, who's widely believed to be one of the real-life agents who provided the model for Piven's character.
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Its three intermingled stories resonate with a sense of current loss but ultimate possibility.
Her descriptions of River Lake, Oscar and New Roads, and the backwater plantations of Louisiana resonate with Creole, Cajun and black culture; and she deftly illustrates how this environment impacted Gaines: "...