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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (6)

1. ring or echo with sound;
- Example: "the hall resounded with laughter"
[syn: resound, echo, ring, reverberate]

2. have a long or continuing effect;
- Example: "The discussions with my teacher reverberated throughout my adult life"

3. be reflected as heat, sound, or light or shock waves;
- Example: "the waves reverberate as far away as the end of the building"

4. to throw or bend back (from a surface);
- Example: "Sound is reflected well in this auditorium"
[syn: reflect, reverberate]

5. spring back; spring away from an impact;
- Example: "The rubber ball bounced"
- Example: "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
[syn: bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet]

6. treat, process, heat, melt, or refine in a reverberatory furnace;
- Example: "reverberate ore"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Reverberate \Re*ver"ber*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reverberated; p. pr. & vb. n. Reverberating.] 1. To return or send back; to repel or drive back; to echo, as sound; to reflect, as light, as light or heat. [1913 Webster] Who, like an arch, reverberates The voice again. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To send or force back; to repel from side to side; as, flame is reverberated in a furnace. [1913 Webster] 3. Hence, to fuse by reverberated heat. [Obs.] "Reverberated into glass." --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Reverberate \Re*ver"ber*ate\, a. [L. reverberatus, p. p. of reverberare to strike back, repel; pref. re- re- + verberare to lash, whip, beat, fr. verber a lash, whip, rod.] 1. Reverberant. [Obs.] "The reverberate hills." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Driven back, as sound; reflected. [Obs.] --Drayton. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Reverberate \Re*ver"ber*ate\, v. i. 1. To resound; to echo. [1913 Webster] 2. To be driven back; to be reflected or repelled, as rays of light; to be echoed, as sound. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

reverberate v 1: ring or echo with sound; "the hall resounded with laughter" [syn: resound, echo, ring, reverberate] 2: have a long or continuing effect; "The discussions with my teacher reverberated throughout my adult life" 3: be reflected as heat, sound, or light or shock waves; "the waves reverberate as far away as the end of the building" 4: to throw or bend back (from a surface); "Sound is reflected well in this auditorium" [syn: reflect, reverberate] 5: spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide" [syn: bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet] 6: treat, process, heat, melt, or refine in a reverberatory furnace; "reverberate ore"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

44 Moby Thesaurus words for "reverberate": acknowledge, answer, answer back, be reflected, be sent back, boom, bounce back, come again, come back, come back at, come up again, echo, echo back, flash back, give acknowledgment, give answer, go back, keep coming, react, reappear, rebound, recur, reecho, rejoin, reoccur, repeat, reply, resound, respond, resume, retort, return, return answer, return for answer, revert, riposte, roll, rumble, say, say in reply, send back, shoot back, sound, talk back