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English verb: reverberate

1. reverberate (perception) ring or echo with sound


SamplesThe hall resounded with laughter.


ExamplesThe woods reverberate with many kinds of birds


Synonymsecho, resound, ring


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


Broader (hypernym)go, sound


Narrower (hyponym)bong, consonate, reecho, reecho

2. reverberate (stative) have a long or continuing effect


SamplesThe discussions with my teacher reverberated throughout my adult life.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)die hard, endure, persist, prevail, run

3. reverberate (perception) be reflected as heat, sound, or light or shock waves


SamplesThe waves reverberate as far away as the end of the building.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)reflect, reverberate


Verb groupreflect, reverberate

4. reverberate (perception) to throw or bend back (from a surface)


SamplesSound is reflected well in this auditorium.


Synonymsreflect


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)mirror, reverberate


Verb groupreverberate


Domain categoryacoustics

5. reverberate (motion) spring back; spring away from an impact


SamplesThe rubber ball bounced.
These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide.


Synonymsbounce, bound, rebound, recoil, resile, ricochet, spring, take a hop


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


Broader (hypernym)bound, jump, leap, spring


Narrower (hyponym)bound off, carom, kick, kick back, recoil, skip

6. reverberate (change) treat, process, heat, melt, or refine in a reverberatory furnace


SamplesReverberate ore.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)process, treat









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