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Meaning of VIBRATE

Pronunciation:  'vIbreyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  feel sudden intense sensation or emotion; "he was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine"
  2. [v]  move or swing from side to side regularly; "the needle on the meter was oscillating"
  3. [v]  shake, quiver, or throb; move back and forth rapidly, usually in an uncontrolled manner
  4. [v]  sound with resonance; "The sound resonates well in this theater"
  5. [v]  be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action; "He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement"
 

VIBRATE is a 7 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: hover, oscillate, oscillate, resonate, thrill, tickle, vacillate
 
 See Also: excite, go, hesitate, hunt, judder, librate, make vibrant sounds, move, purr, shake, shake, shake up, shillyshally, shimmy, sound, stimulate, stir, sway, swing, waffle, waver, wobble

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Vi"brate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vibrate}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Vibrating}.] [L. vibratus, p. p. of vibrare, v. t. & v.
    i., to snake, brandish, vibrate; akin to Skr. vip to tremble,
    Icel. veifa to wave, vibrate. See {Waive} and cf. {Whip}, v.
    t.]
    1. To brandish; to move to and fro; to swing; as, to vibrate
       a sword or a staff.
    
    2. To mark or measure by moving to and fro; as, a pendulum
       vibrating seconds.
    
    3. To affect with vibratory motion; to set in vibration.
    
             Breath vocalized, that is, vibrated or undulated,
             may . . . impress a swift, tremulous motion.
                                                   --Holder.
    
             Star to star vibrates light.          --Tennyson.
    
    
  2. \Vi"brate\, v. i.
    1. To move to and fro, or from side to side, as a pendulum,
       an elastic rod, or a stretched string, when disturbed from
       its position of rest; to swing; to oscillate.
    
    2. To have the constituent particles move to and fro, with
       alternate compression and dilation of parts, as the air,
       or any elastic body; to quiver.
    
    3. To produce an oscillating or quivering effect of sound;
       as, a whisper vibrates on the ear. --Pope.
    
    4. To pass from one state to another; to waver; to fluctuate;
       as, a man vibrates between two opinions.
    
    
 

 

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