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Synonyms for undulate
ˈʌn dʒəˌleɪt, ˈʌn dyə-, -də-; -lɪt, -ˌleɪtun·du·late

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. undulate

    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, oscillate, swerve, vacillate, vary, veer, waver

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. undulateverb

    having a wavy margin and rippled surface

    Antonyms:
    rough

  2. ripple, ruffle, riffle, cockle, undulateverb

    stir up (water) so as to form ripples

    Synonyms:
    prance, flick, mix, flip, tittup, shuffle, rumple, ruffle up, ripple, cock, roll, sashay, flap, babble, knit, leaf, swagger, strut, pleat, riffle, gurgle, riff, cockle, burble, thumb, wave, crumple, pucker, ruffle, mess up, guggle, fluff, bubble

    Antonyms:
    rough

  3. roll, undulateverb

    occur in soft rounded shapes

    "The hills rolled past"

    Synonyms:
    ripple, wave, wrap, rove, hustle, range, turn over, wheel, ramble, cast, pluck, revolve, wind, roll up, flap, swan, roll, wander, stray, roam, drift, roll out, seethe, ruffle, twine, tramp, cockle, riffle, vagabond

    Antonyms:
    rough

  4. roll, undulate, flap, waveverb

    move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion

    "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the beach"

    Synonyms:
    vagabond, wind, ramble, pother, wrap, seethe, beat, stray, rove, wave, roll, twine, cast, flap, beckon, ruffle, wander, riffle, hustle, cockle, brandish, pluck, revolve, roll up, swan, roll out, tramp, turn over, flourish, dither, ripple, drift, curl, roam, wheel, range

    Antonyms:
    rough

  5. undulateverb

    increase and decrease in volume or pitch, as if in waves

    "The singer's voice undulated"

    Synonyms:
    ripple, ruffle, flap, roll, riffle, wave, cockle

    Antonyms:
    rough

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. undulateverb

    Synonyms:
    wave, fluctuate, move up and down

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. undulate

    Synonyms:
    Undulant

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Translations for undulate

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  • wellenförmig bewegen, wogen, schlängeln, ondulieren, wellen, schwingen, sich wellenförmig bewegen, undulieren, wallen, wiegenGerman
  • ondear, ondulado, ondularSpanish
  • ondoyer, ondulerFrench
  • 흔들다, 흔들리다Korean
  • māpunaMāori
  • bølget, bølgeNorwegian
  • zafalować, falujący, falisty, falować, pofałdowanyPolish
  • волни́стый, волнообра́зныйRussian
  • vzvalovatiSlovene
  • böljaSwedish
  • dalgalandırmak, dalgalanma, dalgalanmakTurkish

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