Did something ‘resignate’ with you or ‘resonate’ with you? Wondering what the correct spelling of the word actually is? We’ll go into detail about that, plus we’ll teach you the definition and how to use the word correctly in a sentence.
But if you need a quick answer, the correct spelling is ‘resonate.’ ‘Resignate’ is not a recognized word in the English language.
You learned that the correct way to spell the word in question is ‘resonate.’ The word ‘resignate’ is not actually a word at all.
The correct spelling of the word is ‘resonate.’ Any other spelling of the word would be incorrect.
The Merriam-Webster definition of ‘resonate’ is “to produce or exhibit resonance,” “to respond as if by resonance,” “to have a repetitive pattern that resembles resonance,” and “to relate harmoniously: strike a chord.”
The Cambridge definition of the word is: “to produce, increase, or fill with sound, by vibrating (=shaking) objects that are near,” “to be filled with a particular quality,” to continue to have powerful effect or value.”
The definition of it in its verb form is: “to produce or be filled with clear, continuing sound.”
In physics, it’s defined as “an object that resonates, reflects sound waves, and makes them seem louder.”
A few synonyms of the word include:
The first known use of the word ‘resonate’ was in 1873, and it meant “to produce or exhibit resonance.”
By the 1980s, the word was dubbed a “vogue word” that had “gone out of control” by William Safire, most likely from overuse.
Its Latin root, resonare, means “to make a prolonged or echoing sound.” It entered the language during the time of Chaucer in the form of the word ‘resound.’
Now that you’re clear on what the word means and you have some synonyms, let’s talk about how to use it in a sentence.
Here are a few examples of how to use the word in a sentence correctly:
Practice writing your own sentences using the word and see what you can come up with.
Now that you know what the word ‘resonate’ means, how to spell it, and how to use it in a sentence, you should have confidence that you’re using it correctly.
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