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ˈtrɛm bəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tremble, shiver, shake(verb)

    a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement

    Synonyms:
    wag, waggle, shake, milkshake, shingle, handshake, thrill, milk shake, trill, frisson, tingle, shudder, shiver, chill, quiver, handshaking, handclasp

  2. tremble(verb)

    move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways

    "His hands were trembling when he signed the document"

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tremble

    A thing is shaken which is subjected to short and abruptly checked movements, as forward and backward, up and down, from side to side, etc. A tree is "shaken with a mighty wind;" a man slowly shakes his head. A thing rocks that is sustained from below; it swings if suspended from above, as a pendulum, or pivoted at the side, as a crane or a bridge-draw; to oscillate is to swing with a smooth and regular returning motion; a vibrating motion may be tremulous or jarring. The pendulum of a clock may be said to swing, vibrate, or oscillate; a steel bridge vibrates under the passage of a heavy train; the term vibrate is also applied to molecular movements. Jolting is a lifting from and letting down suddenly upon an unyielding surface; as, a carriage jolts over a rough road. A jarring motion is abruptly and very rapidly repeated through an exceedingly limited space; the jolting of the carriage jars the windows. Rattling refers directly to the sound produced by shaking. To joggle is to shake slightly; as, a passing touch joggles the desk on which one is writing. A thing trembles that shakes perceptibly and with an appearance of uncertainty and instability, as a person under the influence of fear; a thing shivers when all its particles are stirred with a slight but pervading tremulous motion, as a human body under the influence of cold; shuddering is a more pronounced movement of a similar kind, in human beings often the effect of emotional or moral recoil; hence, the word is applied by extension to such feelings even when they have no such outward manifestation; as, one says, "I shudder at the thought." To quiver is to have slight and often spasmodic contractile motions, as the flesh under the surgeon's knife. Thrill is applied to a pervasive movement felt rather than seen; as, the nerves thrill with delight; quiver is similarly used, but suggests somewhat more of outward manifestation. To agitate in its literal use is nearly the same as to shake, tho we speak of the sea as agitated when we could not say it is shaken; the Latin agitate is preferred in scientific or technical use to the Saxon shake, and especially as applied to the action of mechanical contrivances; in the metaphorical use agitate is more transitory and superficial, shake more fundamental and enduring; a person's feelings are agitated by distressing news; his courage, his faith, his credit, or his testimony is shaken. Sway applies to the movement of a body suspended from above or not firmly sustained from below, and the motion of which is less pronounced than swinging, smoother than vibrating, and not necessarily constant as oscillating; as, the swaying of a reed in the wind. Sway used transitively especially applies to motions of grace or dignity; brandish denotes a threatening or hostile motion; a monarch sways the scepter; the ruffian brandishes a club. To reel or totter always implies liability to fall; reeling is more violent than swaying, tottering more irregular; a drunken man reels; we speak of the tottering step of age or infancy. An extended mass which seems to lack solidity or cohesion is said to quake; as, a quaking bog. Quaver is applied almost exclusively to tremulous sounds of the human voice. Flap, flutter, and fluctuate refer to wave-like movements, flap generally to such as produce a sharp sound; a cock flaps his wings; flutter applies to a less pronounced and more irregular motion; a captive bird or a feeble pulse flutters. Compare FLUCTUATE.

    Synonyms:
    agitate, brandish, flap, fluctuate, flutter, jar, joggle, jolt, jounce, oscillate, quake, quaver, quiver, reel, rock, shake, shiver, shudder, sway, swing, thrill, totter, vibrate, wave, waver

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tremble

    Synonyms:
    shake, quake, quiver, totter, shiver, shudder, vibrate, jar

    Antonyms:
    stand, steady, settle, still, calm

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tremble(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    quake, shudder, shiver, quiver

  2. tremble(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    shake, totter, oscillate, rock

  3. tremble(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    quaver

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. tremble(v)

    Synonyms:
    quake, quiver, shudder, dodder, quaver, totter, vibrate, oscillate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "tremble":

    aspen, shake, shiver, twitch, quiver

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How to use tremble in a sentence?

  1. Unknown, Often attributed to Abraham Lincoln:

    I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. . . . Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money-power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.

  2. Leonid Vasilenko:

    The walls were shaking, the window frames were shaking, paint started to crumble off the house, i hid in the basement. What else can you do? I took the dog and the cat. In the basement you could hear the earth tremble.

  3. Bible, Deuteronomy 31:6 NAS:

    Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble...for the Lord, your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.

  4. Charles de LEUSSE:

    May my enemies tremble if they still have time! (Que mes ennemis soient tremblants - S'ils en ont encore le temps!)

  5. Vladimir Lenin:

    You need to hang … at least 100 notorious kulaks, the rich, and the bloodsuckers … This needs to be accomplished in such a way that people for hundreds of miles around will see, tremble, know and scream out : let's choke and strangle those blood-sucking kulaks.

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