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Verb: strike a chord
  1. Create an emotional response
    "The music struck a chord with the listeners"
  2. Refer to or be relevant or familiar to
    "I hope this message strikes a chord!";
    - hit home, strike home, strike a note
  3. Evoke a reaction, response, or emotion
    "this writer strikes a chord with young women";
    - touch a chord

Derived forms: struck a chord, striking a chord, strikes a chord

Type of: affect, arouse, come across, elicit, enkindle [literary], evoke, fire, impress, kindle, move, provoke, raise, resonate, strike