vibrate


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vibrate \Vi"brate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vibrated; p. pr. & vb.
   n. Vibrating.] [L. vibratus, p. p. of vibrare, v. t. & v.
   i., to shake, brandish, vibrate; akin to Skr. vip to tremble,
   Icel. veifa to wave, vibrate. See Waive and cf. Whip, v.
   t.]
   1. To brandish; to move to and fro; to swing; as, to vibrate
      a sword or a staff.
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   2. To mark or measure by moving to and fro; as, a pendulum
      vibrating seconds.
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   3. To affect with vibratory motion; to set in vibration.
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            Breath vocalized, that is, vibrated or undulated,
            may . . . impress a swift, tremulous motion.
                                                  --Holder.
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            Star to star vibrates light.          --Tennyson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vibrate \Vi"brate\, 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.
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   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.
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   3. To produce an oscillating or quivering effect of sound;
      as, a whisper vibrates on the ear. --Pope.
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   4. To pass from one state to another; to waver; to fluctuate;
      as, a man vibrates between two opinions.
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