What is another word for oscillate?

Pronunciation: [ˈɒsɪlˌe͡ɪt] (IPA)

Oscillate is a verb that means to swing back and forth like a pendulum. It can also mean to fluctuate between two positions or opinions. Some synonyms for oscillate include sway, swing, vibrate, waver, fluctuate, and alternate. Each of these words has a slightly different connotation, but they all describe movement or change that occurs repeatedly. Sway implies a gentle movement, while swing suggests a more forceful back-and-forth motion. Vibrate and waver both suggest a sense of instability or uncertainty. Fluctuate implies changes in level or intensity, while alternate implies the repeated switching between two options.

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    • Verb, non-3rd person singular present

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What are the opposite words for oscillate?

The word oscillate refers to a back-and-forth movement between two points or ideas. Antonyms for oscillate include words such as stabilize, settle, remain, steady, and still. These words imply a state of stillness or a lack of movement. Stability, for example, suggests a state of balance, while settle conveys the idea of finding a comfortable position. Another antonym for oscillate is persist, which suggests a constant state or a continuous flow. These words reflect the opposite of oscillate, which implies a sense of uncertainty, hesitation, and variability. Choosing the appropriate antonym for oscillate depends on the context in which it is used.

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Usage examples for Oscillate

The greater the attraction, the more rapidly will the pendulum oscillate.
"The Story of the Heavens"
Robert Stawell Ball
The simple oscillation of a weight suspended from a fixed point, and moved a little out of the perpendicular, which in ordinary circumstances lasts but a few minutes, was prolonged in Borda's experiments to more than thirty hours, by diminishing as much as possible the friction at the point of suspension, and by making the body oscillate in a space exhausted as nearly as possible of its air.
"A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2)"
John Stuart Mill
Between these two views the slaves of logic have oscillated for centuries, and to all appearance will continue to oscillate for centuries more.
"Luck or Cunning?"
Samuel Butler

Famous quotes with Oscillate

  • I do not oscillate in Emerson's rainbow, but prefer rather to hang myself in mine own halter than swing in any other man's swing. Yet I think Emerson is more than a brilliant fellow.I had only glanced at a book of his once in Putnam's store — that was all I knew of him, till I heard him lecture. — To my surprise, I found him quite intelligible, tho' to say truth, they told me that that night he was unusually plain.And, frankly, for the sake of the argument, let us call him a fool; — then had I rather be a fool than a wise man. —I love all men who dive.I'm not talking of Mr Emerson now — but of the whole corps of thought-divers, that have been diving & coming up again with bloodshot eyes since the world began.These men are all cracked right across the brow. And never will the pullers-down be able to cope with the builders-up.
    Herman Melville
  • «She is able to oscillate between classical allusions to the holy books and the works of great poets like Hölderlin, Baudelaire, Borges, Artaud and Celan, and then she comes to terms with the Beat Generation, with Ferlinghetti, Corso, with the philosophy of the existentialists. With immediate acceptances, repulses, with vast ignitions and immense fires, with echoes of jazz and pop music» (Dante Maffia about )
    Caterina Davinio

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