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oscillate

verb

1 oscillate

Be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action:
— He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement.

synonyms: hover, vacillate, vibrate.

Roget 149: fluctuate, vary, waver, flounder, flicker, flitter, flit, flutter, shift, shuffle, shake, totter, tremble, vacillate, ... show more

Roget 314: oscillate; vibrate, librate; alternate, undulate, wave; rock, swing; pulsate, beat; wag, waggle; nod, bob, ... show more

Dutch: wankelen, weifelen



2 oscillate

Move or swing from side to side regularly.

synonym: vibrate.


Moby thesaurus: alternate, back and fill, be here again, bob, bobble, careen, change, circle, coggle, come again, come and go, come around, come round, come round again, come up again, cycle, dangle, dither, ebb and flow, equivocate ... show more.

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