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Definition of "waver" []

  • To move unsteadily back and forth. See Synonyms at swing. (verb-intransitive)
  • To exhibit irresolution or indecision; vacillate: wavered over buying a house. See Synonyms at hesitate. (verb-intransitive)
  • To become unsteady or unsure; falter: His resolve began to waver. (verb-intransitive)
  • To tremble or quaver in sound, as of the voice or a musical note. (verb-intransitive)
  • To flicker or glimmer, as light. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be irresolute; hesitate between two possibilities (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To become unsteady (verb)
  • To fluctuate or vary (verb)
  • To move back and forth or one way and another (verb)
  • (of light) to flicker or flash (verb)
  • The act or an instance of wavering (noun)

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Use "waver" in a sentence
  • "Kamuk did not hesitate, nor did his expression waver from seriousness."
  • "Yet the Founding Fathers did not waver from the idea that justice had to be based on the evidence and that defendants were owed a fair trial based on what the prosecution could prove."
  • "I jest of course but it points out how we waver from the original intent."