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synonyms for oscillate

  • fluctuate
  • lurch
  • seesaw
  • teeter
  • vacillate
  • waver
  • wobble
  • dangle
  • fishtail
  • flicker
  • librate
  • palpitate
  • pitch
  • pivot
  • reel
  • ripple
  • rock
  • roll
  • stagger
  • sway
  • swing
  • switch
  • swivel
  • teeter-totter
  • thrash
  • toss
  • totter
  • undulate
  • vary
  • vibrate
  • waddle
  • wag
  • waggle
  • waltz
  • wave
  • whirl
  • wiggle
  • be unsteady
  • pendulate
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antonyms for oscillate

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  • remain
  • stay
  • stabilize
  • steady
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How to use oscillate in a sentence

“After a catch-up effect in these months, we expect retail sales to oscillate around current levels in coming months before embarking again on a gradual uptrend,” Berenberg said.
RETAIL CONTINUES TO CHARGE BACK, THIS TIME IN THE U.K. BUT CLOTHING, FUEL SALES LAGDAVID MEYERAUGUST 21, 2020FORTUNE
These cyclical wobbles, called Milankovitch cycles, cause the amount of sunlight to vary at middle latitudes by up to 25% and cause the climate to oscillate.
HOW EARTH’S CLIMATE CHANGES NATURALLY (AND WHY THINGS ARE DIFFERENT NOW)HOWARD LEEJULY 21, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
Her blood pressure began to oscillate — too low, too high — leaving her lightheaded and nauseous.
WHY COVID-19 IS BOTH STARTLINGLY UNIQUE AND PAINFULLY FAMILIARAIMEE CUNNINGHAMJULY 2, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
In the end, bubbles in the standing wave oscillate more than do those in a normal wave.
NEW ULTRASOUND TREATMENT KILLS OFF CANCER CELLSALISON PEARCE STEVENSAPRIL 10, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
The water oscillates, moving back and forth, creating crests and troughs.
EXPLAINER: UNDERSTANDING WAVES AND WAVELENGTHSJENNIFER LOOKMARCH 5, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
In this position he stood for some moments, apparently watching the tail, which still continued to oscillate rapidly.
THE DESERT HOMEMAYNE REID
He operated on the tiny radio with his pocket-knife to establish a circuit which should oscillate when the battery was turned on.
OPERATION TERRORWILLIAM FITZGERALD JENKINS
In other words, it is necessary to be able to adjust the rate at which the currents will oscillate between the antenna and earth.
THE ROMANCE OF WAR INVENTIONSTHOMAS W. CORBIN
It does not oscillate (or pump), though extremely sensitive.
A TREATISE ON METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTSHENRY NEGRETTI
These, according to Mr. Darwin, oscillate till they touch an object, and then embrace it.
ON THE GENESIS OF SPECIESST. GEORGE MIVART
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WORDS RELATED TO OSCILLATE

  • act reciprocally
  • alter
  • blow hot and cold
  • change
  • come and go
  • exchange
  • fill in for
  • fluctuate
  • follow
  • follow in turn
  • interchange
  • intersperse
  • oscillate
  • relieve
  • rotate
  • seesaw
  • shift
  • shilly-shally
  • substitute
  • sway
  • vacillate
  • vary
  • waver
  • yo-yo
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.