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English verb: touch a chord

1. touch a chord (emotion) evoke a reaction, response, or emotion

SamplesThis writer strikes a chord with young women.
The storyteller touched a chord.

Synonymsstrike a chord

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise

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