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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.


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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