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

5 senses of vibrate

Sense 1
vibrate -- (shake, quiver, or throb; move back and forth rapidly, usually in an uncontrolled manner)
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 2
oscillate, vibrate -- (move or swing from side to side regularly; "the needle on the meter was oscillating")
       => swing, sway -- (move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner; "He swung back")

Sense 3
hover, vibrate, vacillate, oscillate -- (be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action; "He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement")
       => hesitate, waver, waffle -- (pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness; "Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures")

Sense 4
resonate, vibrate -- (sound with resonance; "The sound resonates well in this theater")
       => sound, go -- (make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'")

Sense 5
thrill, tickle, vibrate -- (feel sudden intense sensation or emotion; "he was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine")
       => stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir -- (stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country")

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