Vibrate

Definition of Vibrate

Vi´brate
v. t.1.To brandish; to move to and fro; to swing; as, to vibrate a sword or a staff.
[imp. & p. p. Vibrated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Vibrating.]
2.To mark or measure by moving to and fro; as, a pendulum vibrating seconds.
3.To affect with vibratory motion; to set in vibration.
Breath vocalized, that is, vibrated or undulated, may . . . impress a swift, tremulous motion.
- Holder.
Star to star vibrates light.
- Tennyson.
v. i.1.To move to and fro, or from side to side, as a pendulum, an elastic rod, or a stretched string, when disturbed from its position of rest; to swing; to oscillate.
2.To have the constituent particles move to and fro, with alternate compression and dilation of parts, as the air, or any elastic body; to quiver.
3.To produce an oscillating or quivering effect of sound; as, a whisper vibrates on the ear.
4.To pass from one state to another; to waver; to fluctuate; as, a man vibrates between two opinions.

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