HyperDic: oscillate

English > 2 senses of the word oscillate:
VERBstativeoscillate, hover, vibrate, vacillatebe undecided about something
motionoscillate, vibratemove or swing from side to side regularly
oscillate > pronunciation
Soundsaa'sahley.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > oscillate: 2 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningBe undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement"
Synonymshover, vibrate, vacillate
NarrowershillyshallyBe uncertain and vague
Broaderhesitate, waver, wafflepause or hold back in uncertainty / uncertainty or unwillingness
Spanishdudar, vacilar
Nounsoscillationthe process of oscillating between states
English > oscillate: 2 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningMove or swing from side to side regularly.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymvibrate
Narrowerhuntoscillate about a desired speed, position, or state to an undesirable extent
librateVibrate before coming to a total rest
Broaderswing, swayMove or walk in a swinging or swaying manner
Spanishoscilar, vibrar
Catalanfluctuar, oscil·lar, vibrar
Adjectivesoscillatoryhaving periodic vibrations
Nounsoscillation(physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean
oscillationa single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon

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