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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vibrate  \Vi"brate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Vibrate};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Vibrating}.]  [L.  vibratus  p.  p.  of  vibrare,  v.  t.  &  v. 
  i.,  to  snake,  brandish,  vibrate;  akin  to  Skr.  vip  to  tremble, 
  Icel.  veifa  to  wave,  vibrate.  See  {Waive}  and  cf  {Whip},  v. 
  1.  To  brandish;  to  move  to  and  fro;  to  swing;  as  to  vibrate 
  a  sword  or  a  staff. 
  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. 
  Star  to  star  vibrates  light.  --Tennyson. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  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.  --Pope. 
  4.  To  pass  from  one  state  to  another;  to  waver;  to  fluctuate; 
  as  a  man  vibrates  between  two  opinions. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  shake,  quiver,  or  throb;  move  mack  and  forth  rapidly, 
  usually  in  an  uncontrolled  manner 
  2:  move  or  swing  from  side  to  side  regularly;  as  of  a  pendulum, 
  for  example  [syn:  {oscillate}] 

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