vibrate

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From Latin vibrātus, perfect passive participle of vibrō (agitate, set in tremulous motion).

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vibrate (third-person singular simple present vibrates, present participle vibrating, simple past and past participle vibrated)

  1. To move with small movements rapidly to and fro.
  2. To resonate.
    Her mind vibrates with excitement.
  3. To brandish; to swing to and fro.
    to vibrate a sword or a staff
  4. To mark or measure by moving to and fro.
    a pendulum vibrating seconds
  5. To affect with vibratory motion; to set in vibration.
    • Holder
      Breath vocalized, that is, vibrated or undulated, may [] impress a swift, tremulous motion.
    • Tennyson
      Star to star vibrates light.

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vibrate (uncountable)

  1. The setting, on a portable electronic device, that causes it to vibrate rather than sound any (or most) needed alarms.
    Please put your cellphones on vibrate for the duration of the meeting.

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vibrate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of vibrare
  2. second-person plural imperative of vibrare
  3. feminine plural of vibrato

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vibrāte

  1. first-person plural present active imperative of vibrō