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

9 senses of shake

Sense 1
shake, agitate -- (move or cause to move back and forth; "The chemist shook the flask vigorously"; "My hands were shaking")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 2
shake, didder -- (move with or as if with a tremor; "his hands shook")
       => move involuntarily, move reflexively -- (move in an uncontrolled manner)

Sense 3
judder, shake -- (shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively; "The old engine was juddering")
       => vibrate -- (shake, quiver, or throb; move back and forth rapidly, usually in an uncontrolled manner)

Sense 4
rock, sway, shake -- (move back and forth or sideways; "the ship was rocking"; "the tall building swayed"; "She rocked back and forth on her feet")
       => move back and forth -- (move in one direction and then into the opposite direction)

Sense 5
shake -- (undermine or cause to waver; "my faith has been shaken"; "The bad news shook her hopes")
       => weaken -- (lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body")

Sense 6
stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir -- (stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country")
       => arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke -- (call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy")

Sense 7
shake, shake off, throw off, escape from -- (get rid of; "I couldn't shake the car that was following me")
       => escape, get away, break loose -- (run away from confinement; "The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison")

Sense 8
shake -- (bring to a specified condition by or as if by shaking; "He was shaken from his dreams"; "shake the salt out of the salt shaker")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 9
shake -- (shake (a body part) to communicate a greeting, feeling, or cognitive state; "shake one's head"; "She shook her finger at the naughty students"; "The old enemies shook hands"; "Don't shake your fist at me!")
       => gesticulate, gesture, motion -- (show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave")

Antonyms of adj shaken

1 sense of shaken

Sense 1
jolted, shaken -- (disturbed psychologically as if by a physical jolt or shock; "retrieved his named from her jolted memory"; "the accident left her badly shaken")

INDIRECT (VIA agitated) -> unagitated -- (not agitated or disturbed emotionally)

Similarity of adj shaken

1 sense of shaken

Sense 1
jolted, shaken -- (disturbed psychologically as if by a physical jolt or shock; "retrieved his named from her jolted memory"; "the accident left her badly shaken")
       => agitated (vs. unagitated) -- (troubled emotionally and usually deeply; "agitated parents")

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