- vt. 使回响；使反射；使弹回
- vi. 回响；反响；弹回；不断发生后效
- adj. 回响的；反射的
来自拉丁语 reverberare,打回，弹回，驱逐，来自 re-,向后，往回，verberare,击打，鞭打，来 自 verber,鞭子，树枝，来自 PIE*wer,弯，转，绕，词源同 warp,wring.后引申比喻义回响，回 荡。
- reverberate:  Latin verbera meant ‘whips, rods’ (it was related to Greek rhábdos ‘stick’). From it was derived the verb verberāre ‘whip, beat’, which with the addition of the prefix re- ‘back’ produced reverberāre ‘beat back’. When this first arrived in English it was used literally (Thomas Coryat, for instance, in his Crudities 1611, wrote of ‘a strong wall to repulse and reverberate the furious waves of the sea’), but it was not long before the metaphorical application to the re-echoing of sounds took over.
- reverberate (v.)
- 1570s, "beat back, drive back, force back," from Latin reverberatus, past participle of reverberare "strike back, repel, cause to rebound" (see reverberation). Meaning "re-echo" is from 1590s. Earlier verb was reverberen (early 15c.). Related: Reverberated; reverberating.
- 1. The controversy surrounding the take-over yesterday continued to reverberate around the television industry.
- 2. The news sent shock waves through the community that have continued to reverberate to this day.
- 3. The waves reverberate as far away as the end of the building.
- 4. The decision will reverberate and will jar the country.
- 5. Echoes of cries of pain reverberate in my ear.
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