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Definition 1: be unstable - [verb of change]

Samples where fluctuate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The stock market fluctuates

(fluctuate is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

Definition 2: move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern - [verb of motion]

Samples where fluctuate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the line on the monitor vacillated

Synonyms for fluctuate in the sense of this definition

(fluctuate is a kind of ...) alternate dramatically between high and low values

"his mood swings" "the market is swinging up and down"

(fluctuate has a similar meaning as ...) cause to fluctuate or move in a wavelike pattern

Definition 3: cause to fluctuate or move in a wavelike pattern - [verb of motion]

(fluctuate is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(fluctuate has a similar meaning as ...) move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern

"the line on the monitor vacillated"

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