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Synonyms for fluctuate
ˈflʌk tʃuˌeɪtfluc·tu·ate

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Antonyms2.0 / 1 vote

  1. fluctuate

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

    Antonyms:
    persist, abide, stay, stick, adhere

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. fluctuateverb

    cause to fluctuate or move in a wavelike pattern

    Synonyms:
    waver, vacillate

  2. fluctuate, vacillate, waververb

    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. fluctuateverb

    be unstable

    "The stock market fluctuates"

    Synonyms:
    waver, vacillate

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Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. reduce

    is it the synonym for fluctuate.

    Submitted by rinat on August 14, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. fluctuateverb

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

  2. fluctuateverb

    Synonyms:
    waver, vacillate, be irresolute or inconstant

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. fluctuateverb

    Synonyms:
    vacillate, waver, oscillate, whiffle, swerve

    Antonyms:
    continue, persist, adhere, abide, remain, stand fast

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "fluctuate":

    vary, flicker

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How to use fluctuate in a sentence?

  1. Timothy Barrett:

    We expect this number to fluctuate from year to year.

  2. Sverre Flaaskjaer:

    We might see the (oil) price fluctuate quite a bit, but in the long term we believe it is going to go up.

  3. Former Miss Alabama Katherine Webb:

    I think I was maybe posing in a way that made it seem like I was more thin than I really am, i do suffer from a thyroid problem and so that has been an issue for me, my weight can fluctuate.

  4. Former Miss Alabama Katherine Webb:

    I do suffer from a thyroid problem and so that has been an issue for me, my weight can fluctuate.

  5. Freddie Mac:

    Although rates continue to fluctuate, recent data suggest that the housing market is stabilizing as it transitions from the surge of activity during the pandemic to a more balanced market.


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