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Synonyms for fluctuate
ˈflʌk tʃuˌeɪtfluc·tu·ate

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Contribution

  1. reduce

    is it the synonym for fluctuate.

    Submitted by rinat on August 14, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  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 Words

  1. fluctuateverb

    Synonyms:
    vacillate, waver, oscillate, whiffle, swerve

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "fluctuate":

    vary, flicker

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How to use fluctuate in a sentence?

  1. Andy Duran:

    The reality is that bodies are just as they are. Some bodies are big, and some bodies are not, and some bodies will fluctuate, not everybody who is fat is actually looking to change that in any way. We just have to create safe spaces for fat folks to be themselves and to explore and move as they like.

  2. 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.

  3. Solomon Tessesse:

    Of course Ethiopia is growing fast, but [ a ] sustainable economy should be supported by technology. It should be supported by science... [ otherwise ] the economy will fluctuate ; it will oscillate and then the development can not be sustained.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


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