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vibrate - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'vibrate' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Vibrate [ imp. & p. p.]
- of Vibrate
2 . Vibrate [ 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.
- 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.
- To produce an oscillating or quivering effect of sound; as, a whisper vibrates on the ear.
- To pass from one state to another; to waver; to fluctuate; as, a man vibrates between two opinions.
3 . Vibrate [ v. t.]
- To brandish; to move to and fro; to swing; as, to vibrate a sword or a staff.
- To mark or measure by moving to and fro; as, a pendulum vibrating seconds.
- To affect with vibratory motion; to set in vibration.

Meaning of 'vibrate' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . vibrate [ v]
Meaning (1):
- be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action
Example in sentence:
  • He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement
Meaning (2):
- feel sudden intense sensation or emotion
Example in sentence:
  • he was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine
Meaning (3):
- move or swing from side to side regularly
Example in sentence:
  • the needle on the meter was oscillating
Meaning (4):
- sound with resonance
Example in sentence:
  • The sound resonates well in this theater