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 reverberate reverberate

verb

  • () ring or echo with sound  ( resound, reverberate, echo, ring )
    ring or echo with sound
     the hall resounded with laughter
    the hall resounded with laughter
  • treat, process, heat, melt, or refine in a reverberatory furnace  ( reverberate )
    treat, process, heat, melt, or refine in a reverberatory furnace
     reverberate ore
    reverberate ore
  • spring back; spring away from an impact  ( recoil, resile, reverberate, take a hop, bound, rebound, ricochet, spring, bounce )
    spring back; spring away from an impact
     The rubber ball bounced
    The rubber ball bounced
     These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide
    These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide
  • to throw or bend back (from a surface)  ( reverberate, reflect )
    to throw or bend back (from a surface)
     Sound is reflected well in this auditorium
    Sound is reflected well in this auditorium
  • be reflected as heat, sound, or light or shock waves  ( reverberate )
    be reflected as heat, sound, or light or shock waves
     the waves reverberate as far away as the end of the building
    the waves reverberate as far away as the end of the building
  • have a long or continuing effect  ( reverberate )
    have a long or continuing effect
     The discussions with my teacher reverberated throughout my adult life
    The discussions with my teacher reverberated throughout my adult life