vibrate

vibrate
vi•brate
[[t]ˈvaɪ breɪt[/t]] v. -brat•ed, -brat•ing
1) phs to move to and fro, as a pendulum; oscillate
2) to move to and fro or up and down quickly and repeatedly; quiver; tremble
3) phs (of sounds) to produce or have a quivering or vibratory effect; resound
4) to thrill, as in emotional response
5) to move between alternatives; vacillate
6) to cause to move to and fro, swing, or oscillate
7) to cause to quiver or tremble
8) to give forth or emit by or as if by vibration
Etymology: 1610–20; < L vibrātus, ptp. of vibrāre to move to and fro

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Vibrate — Vi brate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vibrate}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vibrating}.] [L. vibratus, p. p. of vibrare, v. t. & v. i., to snake, brandish, vibrate; akin to Skr. vip to tremble, Icel. veifa to wave, vibrate. See {Waive} and cf. {Whip}, v. t.] 1. To …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vibrate — Vi brate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vibrate}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vibrating}.] [L. vibratus, p. p. of vibrare, v. t. & v. i., to snake, brandish, vibrate; akin to Skr. vip to tremble, Icel. veifa to wave, vibrate. See {Waive} and cf. {Whip}, v. t.] 1. To …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vibrate — may refer to: *Vibration * Vibrate, a song by Outkast from their 2003 album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below *Vibrate the 2004 album by The Manhattan Transfer …   Wikipedia

  • vibrate — [vī′brāt΄] vt. vibrated, vibrating [< L vibratus, pp. of vibrare, to vibrate, shake < IE * weib (< base * wei , to turn) > WIPE] 1. to give off (light or sound) by vibration 2. to set in to and fro motion; oscillate 3. to cause to… …   English World dictionary

  • Vibrate — Vi brate, v. i. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To have the constituent particles move to and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vibrate — index beat (pulsate), vacillate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • vibrate — (v.) 1610s, from L. vibratus, pp. of vibrare move quickly to and fro, shake, from PIE *w(e)ib move quickly to and fro (Cf. Lith. wyburiu to wag (the tail), Dan. vippe, Du. wippen to swing, O.E. wipan to wipe ). Related: Vibrated; vibrating …   Etymology dictionary

  • vibrate — *swing, sway, oscillate, fluctuate, pendulate, waver, undulate Analogous words: *pulsate, pulse, beat, throb, palpitate: quiver, quaver, tremble, *shake …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • vibrate — [v] shake, quiver beat, echo, fluctuate, flutter, jar, oscillate, palpitate, pulsate, pulse, quake, resonate, resound, reverberate, ripple, shiver, sway, swing, throb, tremble, tremor, undulate, wave, waver; concepts 152,748 Ant. be still …   New thesaurus

  • vibrate — ► VERB 1) move with small movements rapidly to and fro. 2) (of a sound) resonate. DERIVATIVES vibrating adjective. ORIGIN Latin vibrare move to and fro …   English terms dictionary

  • vibrate — verb ADVERB ▪ gently, slightly, softly ▪ violently VERB + VIBRATE ▪ seem to PREPOSITION ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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