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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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