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Synonyms for fluctuate
ˈflʌk tʃuˌeɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fluctuate(verb)

    cause to fluctuate or move in a wavelike pattern

    Synonyms:
    waver, vacillate

  2. fluctuate, vacillate, waver(verb)

    move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern

    "the line on the monitor vacillated"

    Synonyms:
    quaver, waver, hesitate, falter, flicker, waffle, weave, flitter, quiver, flutter, hover, vibrate, oscillate, vacillate

  3. fluctuate(verb)

    be unstable

    "The stock market fluctuates"

    Synonyms:
    waver, vacillate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fluctuate

    To fluctuate (Latin fluctus, a wave) is to move like a wave with alternate rise and fall. A pendulum oscillates; waves fluctuate or undulate; a light or a flame wavers; a frightened steed swerves from his course; a tool or weapon swerves from the mark or line; the temperature varies; the wind veers when it suddenly changes its direction. That which veers may steadily hold the new direction; that which oscillates, fluctuates, undulates, or wavers returns upon its way. As regards mental states, he who hesitates sticks (Latin hærere) on the verge of decision; he who wavers does not stick to a decision; he who vacillates decides now one way, and now another; one vacillates between contrasted decisions or actions; he may waver between decision and indecision, or between action and inaction. Persons hesitate, vacillate, waver; feelings fluctuate or vary. Compare SHAKE.

    Synonyms:
    hesitate, oscillate, swerve, undulate, vacillate, vary, veer, waver

    Antonyms:
    abide, adhere, hold fast, persist, stand fast, stay, stick

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fluctuate

    Synonyms:
    waver, oscillate, hesitate, vacillate, vary, veer

    Antonyms:
    persist, abide, stay, stick, adhere

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fluctuate(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    oscillate, be unsteady, rise and fall, move to and fro, move up and down

  2. fluctuate(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    waver, vacillate, be irresolute or inconstant

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    vary, flicker

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