Definition of Vibrate

1. Verb. Shake, quiver, or throb; move back and forth rapidly, usually in an uncontrolled manner.

Generic synonyms: Move
Specialized synonyms: Shimmy, Wobble, Judder, Shake
Derivative terms: Vibration, Vibrator



2. Verb. Move or swing from side to side regularly. "The needle on the meter was oscillating"
Exact synonyms: Oscillate
Generic synonyms: Sway, Swing
Specialized synonyms: Hunt, Librate
Derivative terms: Oscillation, Oscillation, Oscillatory, Vibration, Vibration, Vibrator

3. Verb. Be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action. "He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement"
Exact synonyms: Hover, Oscillate, Vacillate
Generic synonyms: Hesitate, Waffle, Waver
Specialized synonyms: Shillyshally
Derivative terms: Oscillation, Vacillant, Vacillation, Vacillator

4. Verb. Sound with resonance. "The woods vibrate with many kinds of birds "; "The sound resonates well in this theater"
Exact synonyms: Resonate
Specialized synonyms: Make Vibrant Sounds, Purr
Generic synonyms: Go, Sound
Derivative terms: Resonance, Resonance, Resonance, Resonator, Resonator, Vibrancy, Vibrant, Vibratory

5. Verb. Feel sudden intense sensation or emotion. "He was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine"
Exact synonyms: Thrill, Tickle
Generic synonyms: Excite, Shake, Shake Up, Stimulate, Stir
Derivative terms: Thrill, Thrill, Thrill

Definition of Vibrate

1. v. t. To brandish; to move to and fro; to swing; as, to vibrate a sword or a staff.

2. v. i. To move to and fro, or from side to side, as a pendulum, an elastic rod, or a stretched string, when disturbed from its position of rest; to swing; to oscillate.

3. v. t. To brandish; to move to and fro; to swing; as, to vibrate a sword or a staff.

4. v. i. To move to and fro, or from side to side, as a pendulum, an elastic rod, or a stretched string, when disturbed from its position of rest; to swing; to oscillate.

Definition of Vibrate

1. Verb. Move with small movements rapidly to and fro. ¹

2. Verb. Resonate. ¹

3. Noun. The setting, on a portable electronic device, that causes it to vibrate rather than sound any (or most) needed alarms. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Vibrate

1. to move back and forth rapidly [v -BRATED, -BRATING, -BRATES]

Medical Definition of Vibrate

1. 1. To move to and fro, or from side to side, as a pendulum, an elastic rod, or a stretched string, when disturbed from its position of rest; to swing; to oscillate. 2. To have the constituent particles move to and fro, with alternate compression and dilation of parts, as the air, or any elastic body; to quiver. 3. To produce an oscillating or quivering effect of sound; as, a whisper vibrates on the ear. 4. To pass from one state to another; to waver; to fluctuate; as, a man vibrates between two opinions. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Vibrate

vibraharpists
vibraharps
vibrance
vibrances
vibrancies
vibrancy
vibrant
vibrantly
vibrants
vibraphone
vibraphones
vibraphonist
vibraphonists
vibraslap
vibraslaps
vibrate (current term)
vibrated
vibrates
vibratile
vibratility
vibrating
vibrating line
vibrating reed
vibratingly
vibration
vibration control
vibration syndrome
vibration tolerance
vibrational
vibrational energy

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