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Definition 1: feel sudden intense sensation or emotion - [verb of emotion]

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

  • he was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine

Synonyms for vibrate in the sense of this definition

(vibrate is a kind of ...) stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

"These stories shook the community" "the civil war shook the country"

Definition 2: shake, quiver, or throb; move back and forth rapidly, usually in an uncontrolled manner - [verb of motion]

(vibrate is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of vibrate ) tremble or shake

"His voice wobbled with restrained emotion"

(... is a kind of vibrate ) shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively

"The old engine was juddering"

Definition 3: move or swing from side to side regularly - [verb of motion]

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

  • the needle on the meter was oscillating

Synonyms for vibrate in the sense of this definition

(vibrate is a kind of ...) move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner

"He swung back"

(... is a kind of vibrate ) oscillate about a desired speed, position, or state to an undesirable extent

"The oscillator hunts about the correct frequency"

(... is a kind of vibrate ) vibrate before coming to a total rest

"the children's swing librated"

Definition 4: sound with resonance - [verb of perception]

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

  • The sound resonates well in this theater

Synonyms for vibrate in the sense of this definition

(vibrate is a kind of ...) make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'" "The gun went `bang'"

(... is a kind of vibrate ) indicate pleasure by purring; characteristic of cats

Definition 5: be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action - [verb of stative]

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

  • He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement

Synonyms for vibrate in the sense of this definition

(vibrate is a kind of ...) pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness

"Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures"

(... is a kind of vibrate ) be uncertain and vague

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