Definitions for vacillateˈvæs əˌleɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hover, vibrate, vacillate, oscillate(verb)

    be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action

    "He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement"

  2. fluctuate, vacillate, waver(verb)

    move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern

    "the line on the monitor vacillated"


  1. vacillate(Verb)

    To sway unsteadily from one side to the other; oscillate.

  2. vacillate(Verb)

    To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vacillate(verb)

    to move one way and the other; to reel or stagger; to waver

  2. Vacillate(verb)

    to fluctuate in mind or opinion; to be unsteady or inconstant; to waver

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