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REVERBERATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does reverberate mean? 

REVERBERATE (verb)
  The verb REVERBERATE has 6 senses:

1. ring or echo with sound
2. have a long or continuing effect
3. be reflected as heat, sound, or light or shock waves
4. to throw or bend back or reflect (from a surface)
5. spring back; spring away from an impact
6. treat, process, heat, melt, or refine in a reverberating furnace

  Familiarity information: REVERBERATE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


REVERBERATE (verb)


Sense 1reverberate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ring or echo with sound

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

resound; reverberate; echo; ring

Context example:

the hall resounded with laughter

Hypernyms (to "reverberate" is one way to...):

go; sound (make a certain noise or sound)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "reverberate"):

consonate (sound in sympathy)

reecho (repeat or return an echo again or repeatedly; send (an echo) back)

reecho (echo repeatedly, echo again and again)

bong (ring loudly and deeply)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

The woods reverberate with many kinds of birds


Sense 2reverberate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Have a long or continuing effect

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

The discussions with my teacher reverberated throughout my adult life

Hypernyms (to "reverberate" is one way to...):

die hard; endure; persist; prevail; run (continue to exist)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3reverberate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be reflected as heat, sound, or light or shock waves

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Context example:

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

Hypernyms (to "reverberate" is one way to...):

reflect; reverberate (to throw or bend back or reflect (from a surface))

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 4reverberate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To throw or bend back or reflect (from a surface)

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

reflect; reverberate

Context examples:

A mirror in the sun can reflect light into a person's eyes / Sound is reflected well in this auditorium

Domain category:

acoustics (the study of the physical properties of sound)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "reverberate"):

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

mirror (reflect as if in a mirror)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 5reverberate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Spring back; spring away from an impact

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

take a hop; ricochet; rebound; bounce; resile; recoil; spring; bound; reverberate

Context examples:

The rubber ball bounced / These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide

Hypernyms (to "reverberate" is one way to...):

bound; jump; leap; spring (move forward by leaps and bounds)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "reverberate"):

kick; kick back; recoil (spring back, as from a forceful thrust)

bound off; skip (bound off one point after another)

carom; glance (rebound after hitting)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


Sense 6reverberate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Treat, process, heat, melt, or refine in a reverberating furnace

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

reverberate ore

Hypernyms (to "reverberate" is one way to...):

process; treat (subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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