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Synonyms for undulate
ˈʌn dʒəˌleɪt, ˈʌn dyə-, -də-; -lɪt, -ˌleɪt

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  1. undulate(verb)

    having a wavy margin and rippled surface


  2. ripple, ruffle, riffle, cockle, undulate(verb)

    stir up (water) so as to form ripples

    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


  3. roll, undulate(verb)

    occur in soft rounded shapes

    "The hills rolled past"

    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


  4. roll, undulate, flap, wave(verb)

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

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

    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


  5. undulate(verb)

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

    "The singer's voice undulated"

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


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.

    fluctuate, hesitate, oscillate, swerve, vacillate, vary, veer, waver

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. undulate(v. n.)

    wave, fluctuate, move up and down

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  • wellenförmig bewegen, wallen, undulieren, schwingen, wellen, wogen, schlängeln, ondulieren, sich wellenförmig bewegen, wiegenGerman
  • ondear, ondular, onduladoSpanish
  • ondoyer, ondulerFrench
  • 흔들다, 흔들리다Korean
  • māpunaMāori
  • bølget, bølgeNorwegian
  • falować, falisty, zafalować, falujący, pofałdowanyPolish
  • волнообра́зный, волни́стыйRussian
  • vzvalovatiSlovene
  • böljaSwedish
  • dalgalanmak, dalgalanma, dalgalandırmakTurkish

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