Definition of "vacillate" [vac•il•late]

  • (verb-intransitive) To sway from one side to the other; oscillate.
  • (verb-intransitive) To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another. See Synonyms at hesitate.

Use "vacillate" in a sentence

  • "The word vacillate means “to be indecisive … to sway from side to side.”"
  • "Versions of the words "vacillate" and "indecisive" were much more in evidence on the McCain campaign conference call this morning than in past calls."
  • "And let's face it - as military family members we often vacillate between reaching out and pulling back abruptly when no one grabs the hand we've extended."

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