1. oscillate

verb. ['ˈɑːsəˌleɪt'] move or swing from side to side regularly.


  • vibrate
  • librate
  • hunt
  • sway


  • fall
  • devoice
  • stay in place
  • stay

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Rhymes with Oscillate

  • accumulate
  • adulate
  • angulate
  • annihilate
  • appellate
  • articulate
  • assimilate
  • benlate
  • boilerplate
  • breastplate
  • calculate
  • circulate
  • coagulate
  • congratulate
  • contemplate
  • copulate
  • correlate
  • crenelate
  • depopulate
  • desolate

Sentences with oscillate

1. Verb, base form
Sprinkler heads often show their age first, especially the kind of heads that pop up or oscillate.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
They oscillate in place by standing and sitting while the wave itself travels around the stadium.

3. Noun, singular or mass
The monsoon systems of the world oscillate annually between their summer and winter configurations.

Quotes about oscillate

1. Even now, despite Angeline's watchfulness, she'd occasionally oscillate between random topics, like how shepherd's pie wasn't a pie at all and why it was pointless for her to take class in typing when technology would eventually develop robot companions to do it for us.
- Richelle Mead, The Fiery Heart

2. oscillate

verb. ['ˈɑːsəˌleɪt'] be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action.


  • vibrate
  • shillyshally
  • hover
  • hesitate
  • waver
  • waffle


  • inactiveness
  • inaction
  • powerlessness