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vi·brate

 (vī′brāt′)
v. vi·brat·ed, vi·brat·ing, vi·brates
v.intr.
1.
a. To move back and forth or to and fro, especially rhythmically and rapidly: The eardrum vibrates in response to sound waves. See Synonyms at swing.
b. To progress in a given direction while moving back and forth rapidly: The sound wave vibrated through the water.
2. To be in a state of great activity, excitement, or agitation: "Even as the film moved ... to the more deadly fields of Vietnam, old hatreds vibrated in me" (Loudon Wainwright).
3. To produce a sound; resonate: "The noise of cars and motorcycles, voices and music vibrates from the street" (Edmundo Paz Solden).
4. To fluctuate or waver, as between states or in making choices: "The fear of repetition and the lure of repetition: these are the two poles between which the movie vibrates" (Wendy Lesser).
v.tr.
1. To cause to move back and forth rapidly: The rattlesnake vibrated its tail.
2. To produce (sound) by vibration.
n.
A setting on a cell phone that causes the phone to shake rapidly without producing a ringtone when a call or text message is received.

[Latin vibrāre, vibrāt-; see weip- in Indo-European roots.]

vi′bra·tive, vi′bra·to′ry (-brə-tôr′ē) adj.

vibrate

(vaɪˈbreɪt)
vb
1. to move or cause to move back and forth rapidly; shake, quiver, or throb
2. (intr) to oscillate
3. to send out (a sound) by vibration; resonate or cause to resonate
4. (intr) to waver
5. (General Physics) physics to undergo or cause to undergo an oscillatory or periodic process, as of an alternating current; oscillate
6. (intr) rare to respond emotionally; thrill
[C17: from Latin vibrāre]
vibratile adj
viˈbrating adj
viˈbratingly adv
ˈvibratory adj

vi•brate

(ˈvaɪ breɪt)

v. -brat•ed, -brat•ing. v.i.
1. to move to and fro, as a pendulum; oscillate.
2. to move to and fro or up and down quickly and repeatedly; quiver; tremble.
3. (of sounds) to produce or have a quivering or vibratory effect; resound.
4. to thrill, as in emotional response.
5. to move between alternatives; vacillate.
v.t.
6. to cause to move to and fro, swing, or oscillate.
7. to cause to quiver or tremble.
8. to give forth or emit by or as if by vibration.
[1610–20; < Latin vibrātus, past participle of vibrāre to move to and fro]

vibrate


Past participle: vibrated
Gerund: vibrating

Imperative
vibrate
vibrate
Present
I vibrate
you vibrate
he/she/it vibrates
we vibrate
you vibrate
they vibrate
Preterite
I vibrated
you vibrated
he/she/it vibrated
we vibrated
you vibrated
they vibrated
Present Continuous
I am vibrating
you are vibrating
he/she/it is vibrating
we are vibrating
you are vibrating
they are vibrating
Present Perfect
I have vibrated
you have vibrated
he/she/it has vibrated
we have vibrated
you have vibrated
they have vibrated
Past Continuous
I was vibrating
you were vibrating
he/she/it was vibrating
we were vibrating
you were vibrating
they were vibrating
Past Perfect
I had vibrated
you had vibrated
he/she/it had vibrated
we had vibrated
you had vibrated
they had vibrated
Future
I will vibrate
you will vibrate
he/she/it will vibrate
we will vibrate
you will vibrate
they will vibrate
Future Perfect
I will have vibrated
you will have vibrated
he/she/it will have vibrated
we will have vibrated
you will have vibrated
they will have vibrated
Future Continuous
I will be vibrating
you will be vibrating
he/she/it will be vibrating
we will be vibrating
you will be vibrating
they will be vibrating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been vibrating
you have been vibrating
he/she/it has been vibrating
we have been vibrating
you have been vibrating
they have been vibrating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been vibrating
you will have been vibrating
he/she/it will have been vibrating
we will have been vibrating
you will have been vibrating
they will have been vibrating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been vibrating
you had been vibrating
he/she/it had been vibrating
we had been vibrating
you had been vibrating
they had been vibrating
Conditional
I would vibrate
you would vibrate
he/she/it would vibrate
we would vibrate
you would vibrate
they would vibrate
Past Conditional
I would have vibrated
you would have vibrated
he/she/it would have vibrated
we would have vibrated
you would have vibrated
they would have vibrated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.vibrate - shake, quiver, or throbvibrate - 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"
shimmy, wobble - tremble or shake; "His voice wobbled with restrained emotion"
judder, shake - shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively; "The old engine was juddering"
2.vibrate - move or swing from side to side regularlyvibrate - move or swing from side to side regularly; "the needle on the meter was oscillating"
sway, swing - move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner; "He swung back"
hunt - oscillate about a desired speed, position, or state to an undesirable extent; "The oscillator hunts about the correct frequency"
librate - vibrate before coming to a total rest; "the children's swing librated"
3.vibrate - be undecided about somethingvibrate - be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action; "He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement"
hesitate, waffle, waver - pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness; "Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures"
shillyshally - be uncertain and vague
4.vibrate - sound with resonance; "The sound resonates well in this theater"
make vibrant sounds, purr - indicate pleasure by purring; characteristic of cats
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
5.vibrate - feel sudden intense sensation or emotionvibrate - feel sudden intense sensation or emotion; "he was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine"
stimulate, stir, shake up, excite, shake - stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"

vibrate

verb
1. shake, tremble, shiver, fluctuate, quiver, oscillate, judder (informal) Her whole body seemed to vibrate with terror.
2. throb, pulse, resonate, pulsate, reverberate The noise vibrated through the whole house.

vibrate

verb
1. To move to and fro in short, jerky movements:
2. To move to and fro violently:
Translations
يَهْتَز، يَرْتَج
chvět sekmitat
vibrere
titra, skjálfa
vibracijavibruoti
drebēttrīcētvibrēt
kmitať
vibrirati
titre mek

vibrate

[vaɪˈbreɪt]
A. VIvibrar
the room vibrated with tensionse palpaba la tensión en la sala
her voice vibrated with sorrowla voz le temblaba de pena
B. VThacer vibrar

vibrate

[vaɪˈbreɪt]
vivibrer
vtfaire vibrer

vibrate

vi (lit, fig)zittern, beben (→ with vor +dat); (machine, string, air)vibrieren; (notes)schwingen; the painting vibrates with lifedas Bild bebt or sprüht vor Leben; Glasgow’s West End vibrates with activityim Glasgower West End pulsiert das Leben; the town was vibrating with excitementAufregung hatte die Stadt ergriffen
vtzum Vibrieren bringen; stringzum Schwingen bringen; they study the way the machine vibrates the bodysie studieren, wie die Maschine den Körper erschüttert

vibrate

[vaɪˈbreɪt] vi to vibrate (with) (quiver) → vibrare (per); (resound) → risuonare (di); (footsteps) → risuonare

vibrate

(vaiˈbreit) , ((American) ˈvaibreit) verb
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.
viˈbration ((British and American) -ˈbrei-) noun
(an) act of vibrating. This building is badly affected by the vibration of all the heavy traffic that passes.
References in classic literature ?
Perhaps, deep down, the reason is that there still vibrates in the masculine blood the thrilling surprise of the moment when man first realised that the angel woman was built upon the same carnivorous principles as his grosser self.
It is always the same fibre which vibrates, the tenderest and most sensitive; but instead of an angel caressing it, it is a demon who is wrenching at it.
We do not hear that Memnon's statue gave forth its melody at all under the rushing of the mightiest wind, or in response to any other influence divine or human than certain short-lived sunbeams of morning; and we must learn to accommodate ourselves to the discovery that some of those cunningly fashioned instruments called human souls have only a very limited range of music, and will not vibrate in the least under a touch that fills others with tremulous rapture or quivering agony.
Washington, May 5 ( ANI ): Researchers have developed an oral capsule that vibrates as it moves through the digestive tract has shown notable promise as a non-pharmacological treatment for constipation.
The rod vibrates in water and then stops vibrating when the solid material reaches the level of the probe.
The vibrating rod vibrates in water and then stops vibrating when the solid material reaches the level of the probe.
The smartphone features sensors that detect variations in the way letters are formed, and vibrates instantaneously if an error is sensed.
Paper cups do not vibrate as well as the plastic or tin, and Styrofoam hardly vibrates at all.
The butterfly's tympanal membrane works like [a human] eardrum, in that it vibrates in response to sound waves" says Kathleen Lucas, a biologist at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
Usually, the signal is used to generate a varying magnetic field, which in turn vibrates a mechanical cone, so producing the sound.
For the most part, a string vibrates at a specific, standard rate (or frequency), say 440 times per second, which is the note A.
One Citroen model already vibrates the driver's trousers, but I'm going to resist all tiresome nationalist stereotypes about why a French company came up withthis first (or what the Italians - no, we'd better leave it there.