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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

Editors Contribution

  1. reduce

    is it the synonym for fluctuate.

    Submitted by rinat on August 14, 2019  

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. fluctuate(v)

    Synonyms:
    vacillate, waver, oscillate, whiffle, swerve

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    vary, flicker

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How to use fluctuate in a sentence?

  1. Sebastian Soderberg:

    We believe that it will be competitive with oil-based products, but it would obviously take a longer time for us if the oil price stays at this level. But commodity prices fluctuate.

  2. Timothy Barrett:

    These factors include the number of Court-approved selection terms - like a phone number - that are used by the target; the way targets use those selection terms; the amount of historical data that providers retain; and the dynamics of the ever-changing telecommunications sector, we expect this number to fluctuate from year to year.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. William Clements:

    They really do fluctuate quite a bit with time.


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