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1. vacillate

verb. ['ˈvæsəˌleɪt'] move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern.

Synonyms

  • fluctuate
  • waver

Antonyms

  • fall
  • devoice
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • vacillatum (Latin)

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Rhymes with Vacillate

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

How do you pronounce vacillate?

Pronounce vacillate as ˈvæsəˌleɪt.

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Sentences with vacillate


1. Verb, base form
You may vacillate back and forth between emotions from day to day or hour to hour.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Insurance requirements vacillate wildly from one country to the next.

2. vacillate

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

Synonyms

  • shillyshally
  • hover
  • oscillate
  • hesitate
  • waver
  • waffle

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • inactiveness
  • inaction

Etymology

  • vacillatum (Latin)
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