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oscillate

os·cil·late

oscillate

 
pronunciation:
a s leIt
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: oscillated, oscillates, oscillating
definition 1: to swing steadily and repeatedly back and forth.
When the fan oscillates, different areas of the room get a breeze.My windshield wipers make a squeaky noise as they oscillate.
synonyms:
sway, swing, vacillate, vibrate
similar words:
fluctuate, pivot, pulsate, seesaw, shake, undulate
definition 2: to waver between different or opposed opinions, conditions, or courses of action; vacillate.
I'm still oscillating between staying at my current job and accepting that company's offer.
synonyms:
vacillate, waver
similar words:
alternate, equivocate, fluctuate, hedge, shilly-shally, swing, vary, yo-yo
definition 3: to vary or cause variances between opposite extremes, usu. as a repeated and regular fluctuation.
The stock market has a tendency to oscillate.
similar words:
fluctuate, swing, vacillate
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause to oscillate.
similar words:
fluctuate, pivot, shake, sway, swing, vibrate, wave
derivations: oscillatory (adj.), oscillator (n.)