cause to fluctuate or move in a wavelike pattern
fluctuate, vacillate, waver(verb)
move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern
"the line on the monitor vacillated"
"The stock market fluctuates"
To vary irregularly; to swing.
To cause to vary irregularly.
to move as a wave; to roll hither and thither; to wave; to float backward and forward, as on waves; as, a fluctuating field of air
to move now in one direction and now in another; to be wavering or unsteady; to be irresolute or undetermined; to vacillate
to cause to move as a wave; to put in motion
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fluk′tū-āt, v.i. to float backward and forward: to roll hither and thither: to be irresolute.—v.t. to cause to move hither and thither.—adjs. Fluc′tuant; Fluc′tuāting.—ns. Fluctuā′tion, a rising and falling like a wave: motion hither and thither: agitation: unsteadiness; Fluctuos′ity.—adj. Fluc′tuous. [L. fluctuāre, -ātum—fluctus, a wave—fluĕre, to flow.]
The numerical value of fluctuate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of fluctuate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
They really do fluctuate quite a bit with time.
I do suffer from a thyroid problem and so that has been an issue for me, my weight can fluctuate.
We might see the (oil) price fluctuate quite a bit, but in the long term we believe it is going to go up.
Today's sharp rebound came following continuous falls. Markets will fluctuate ahead of FOMC (Fed rates meeting) next week as everyone is waiting for it.
We believe that it will be competitive with oil-based products, but it would obviously take a longer time for us if the oil price stays at this level. But commodity prices fluctuate.
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