Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb palpitate

3 senses of palpitate

Sense 1
palpitate -- (cause to throb or beat rapidly; "Her violent feelings palpitated the young woman's heart")
       => shake, agitate -- (move or cause to move back and forth; "The chemist shook the flask vigorously"; "My hands were shaking")

Sense 2
quiver, quake, palpitate -- (shake with fast, tremulous movements; "His nostrils palpitated")
       => tremble -- (move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways; "His hands were trembling when he signed the document")

Sense 3
palpitate, flutter -- (beat rapidly; "His heart palpitated")
       => beat, pound, thump -- (move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast")

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