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pulsate

verb

1 pulsate

Expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically.

synonyms: pulse, throb.



2 pulsate

Move with or as if with a regular alternating motion:
— The city pulsated with music and excitement.

synonyms: beat, quiver.

Roget 315: be agitated &c.; shake; tremble, tremble like an aspen leaf; quiver, quaver, quake, shiver, twitter, twire, writhe, toss, shuffle, ... show more

Roget 138: recur in regular order, recur in regular succession; return, revolve; come again, come in its turn; come round, come round again; beat, pulsate; alternate; intermit.   

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

3 pulsate

Produce or modulate (as electromagnetic waves) in the form of short bursts or pulses or cause an apparatus to produce pulses.

synonym: pulse.


Moby thesaurus: alternate, be here again, beat, beat a ruffle, beat a tattoo, circle, come again, come and go, come around, come round, come round again, come up again, cycle, drum, fluctuate, flutter, go pitapat, hammer, intermit, oscillate ... show more.

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