Definitions for vibrateˈvaɪ breɪt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
vi•brateˈvaɪ breɪt(v.)-brat•ed, -brat•ing.
(v.i.)to move to and fro, as a pendulum; oscillate.
to move to and fro or up and down quickly and repeatedly; quiver; tremble.
(of sounds) to produce or have a quivering or vibratory effect; resound.
to thrill, as in emotional response.
to move between alternatives; vacillate.
(v.t.)to cause to move to and fro, swing, or oscillate.
to cause to quiver or tremble.
to give forth or emit by or as if by vibration.
Origin of vibrate:
1610–20; < L vibrātus, ptp. of vibrāre to move to and fro
shake, quiver, or throb; move back and forth rapidly, usually in an uncontrolled manner
move or swing from side to side regularly
"the needle on the meter was oscillating"
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"
sound with resonance
"The sound resonates well in this theater"
thrill, tickle, vibrate(verb)
feel sudden intense sensation or emotion
"he was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to shake with very quick movements
The house vibrates when a train passes.; vibrations caused by the earthquake; the vibration of sound waves
The setting, on a portable electronic device, that causes it to vibrate rather than sound any (or most) needed alarms.
Please put your cellphones on vibrate for the duration of the meeting.
Move with small movements rapidly to and fro.
Her mind vibrates with excitement.
Origin: From vibratus, perfect passive participle of vibro.
to brandish; to move to and fro; to swing; as, to vibrate a sword or a staff
to mark or measure by moving to and fro; as, a pendulum vibrating seconds
to affect with vibratory motion; to set in vibration
to move to and fro, or from side to side, as a pendulum, an elastic rod, or a stretched string, when disturbed from its position of rest; to swing; to oscillate
to have the constituent particles move to and fro, with alternate compression and dilation of parts, as the air, or any elastic body; to quiver
to produce an oscillating or quivering effect of sound; as, a whisper vibrates on the ear
to pass from one state to another; to waver; to fluctuate; as, a man vibrates between two opinions
Translations for vibrate
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to (cause to) shake, tremble, or move rapidly back and forth
Every sound that we hear is making part of our ear vibrate; The engine has stopped vibrating.
- يَهْتَز، يَرْتَجArabic
- vibrarPortuguese (BR)
- kmitat, chvět seCzech
- δονώ, δονούμαι, πάλλω, πάλλομαιGreek
- لرزاندن؛ مرتعش کردنFarsi
- (faire) vibrerFrench
- कम्पायमान होना, दोलायमान होना, गूंजनाHindi
- titra, skjálfaIcelandic
- vibruoti, virpėtiLithuanian
- vibrēt; trīcēt; drebētLatvian
- riste, sitre, vibrereNorwegian
- drgać, wibrowaćPolish
- a vibra, a trepidaRomanian
- kmitať, chvieť saSlovak
- (使)振動Chinese (Trad.)
- вібрувати, тремтітиUkrainian
- chuyển động, rung, lắcVietnamese
- （使）振动Chinese (Simp.)
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