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Synonyms for oscillate
ˈɒs əˌleɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hover, vibrate, vacillate, oscillate(verb)

    be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action

    "He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement"

    Synonyms:
    waver, loom, levitate, fluctuate, bulk large, linger, resonate, brood, hover, thrill, vibrate, tickle, vacillate

  2. oscillate, vibrate(verb)

    move or swing from side to side regularly

    "the needle on the meter was oscillating"

    Synonyms:
    vibrate, vacillate, thrill, tickle, resonate, hover

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. oscillate

    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:
    fluctuate, hesitate, swerve, undulate, vacillate, vary, veer, waver

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. oscillate(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    swing, vibrate, move to and fro, move backward and forward

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. oscillate(v)

    Synonyms:
    fluctuate, vacillate

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How to use oscillate in a sentence?

  1. Joe Capurso:

    So it's prepped for a fall, we think it'll oscillate around 60 cents for the next couple of months.

  2. 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.


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