Definition of Reverberate

1. Verb. Ring or echo with sound. "The woods reverberate with many kinds of birds "; "The hall resounded with laughter"

Exact synonyms: Echo, Resound, Ring
Generic synonyms: Go, Sound
Specialized synonyms: Consonate, Reecho, Reecho, Bong
Derivative terms: Echo, Resonant, Reverberance, Reverberant, Reverberation, Reverberative, Ring, Ringing

2. Verb. Have a long or continuing effect. "The discussions with my teacher reverberated throughout my adult life"
Generic synonyms: Die Hard, Endure, Persist, Prevail, Run
Derivative terms: Reverberation

3. Verb. Be reflected as heat, sound, or light or shock waves. "The waves reverberate as far away as the end of the building"
Generic synonyms: Reflect
Related verbs: Reflect
Derivative terms: Reverberant

4. Verb. To throw or bend back (from a surface). "Sound is reflected well in this auditorium"
Exact synonyms: Reflect
Category relationships: Acoustics
Specialized synonyms: Mirror
Derivative terms: Reflector, Reverberant

5. Verb. Spring back; spring away from an impact. "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
Exact synonyms: Bounce, Bound, Rebound, Recoil, Resile, Ricochet, Spring, Take A Hop
Specialized synonyms: Kick, Kick Back, Recoil, Bound Off, Skip, Carom
Generic synonyms: Bound, Jump, Leap, Spring
Derivative terms: Bounce, Bounce, Bound, Rebound, Recoil, Resiliency, Resilient, Ricochet, Spring

6. Verb. Treat, process, heat, melt, or refine in a reverberatory furnace. "Reverberate ore"
Generic synonyms: Process, Treat

Definition of Reverberate

1. a. Reverberant.

2. v. t. To return or send back; to repel or drive back; to echo, as sound; to reflect, as light, as light or heat.

3. v. i. To resound; to echo.

Definition of Reverberate

1. Verb. (intransitive) to ring with many echos ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) to have a lasting effect ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) to repeatedly return ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) to rebound or recoil ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) to shine or reflect (''from'' a surface, etc.) ¹

6. Verb. (obsolete) to shine or glow (''on'' something) with reflected light ¹

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Definition of Reverberate

1. [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

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Literary usage of Reverberate

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1. Poetry by Modern Poetry Association (1915)
"ET rhe reverberate Hills, by Edwin Oppenheim. Constable & Co., London. The poems in this little volume are not verse for verse's sake, but verse for the ..."

2. The Monthly Microscopical Journal: Transactions of the Royal Microscopical (1869)
"Echo will reverberate round the world, chased by its hollow pound, an empty answer, while Time gathers generations of the wisest. IV. ..."

3. The American Quarterly Register by American Education Society (1843)
"The first shot is fired ; and, be assured, the report will reverberate through every British colony in this Hemisphere, till the last vestige of the unholy ..."

4. New Mexico Mines and Minerals ...: Being an Epitome of the Early Mining by Fayette Alexander Jones (1904)
"... put and seconded was unanimously carried with a Stentorian shout coming from a thousand throats "I," making the very mountains reverberate with the Fig. ..."

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