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Definition of "vibrate" []

  • To move back and forth or to and fro, especially rhythmically and rapidly. See Synonyms at swing. (verb-intransitive)
  • To feel a quiver of emotion. (verb-intransitive)
  • To shake or move with or as if with a slight quivering or trembling motion: "Even as the film moved . . . to the more deadly fields of Vietnam, old hatreds vibrated in me” ( Loudon Wainwright). (verb-intransitive)
  • To produce a sound; resonate. (verb-intransitive)
  • To fluctuate or waver in making choices; vacillate. (verb-intransitive)

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.

Use "vibrate" in a sentence
  • "I could sit and listen and hear him deep in the earth, feel his call vibrate through my body, and I was close, so close."
  • "The technology that makes a cell phone vibrate is the same technology that provides more natural movements to prosthetic limbs."
  • "One must laugh and weep, love, work, enjoy and suffer, in short vibrate as much as possible in all his being."