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English verb: strike a chord

1. strike a chord (cognition) create an emotional response


SamplesThe music struck a chord with the listeners.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)come across, resonate

2. strike a chord (emotion) refer to or be relevant or familiar to


SamplesI hope this message hits home!.


Synonymshit home, strike a note, strike home


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)affect, impress, move, strike

3. strike a chord (emotion) evoke a reaction, response, or emotion


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


Synonymstouch a chord


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


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









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