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Synonyms of 'oscillate'

(verb) 
Definition
to swing repeatedly back and forth
The needle indicating volume was oscillating wildly.
Synonyms
fluctuate
Body temperatures can fluctuate when you are ill.
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swing
The vote could swing again.
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vary
women whose moods vary according to their menstrual cycle
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sway
The people swayed back and forth with arms linked.
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waver
The shadows of the dancers wavered on the wall.
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rise and fall
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vibrate
Her whole body seemed to vibrate with terror.
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go up and down
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seesaw
The stock-market see-sawed up and down.
(verb) 
Definition
to waver between two extremes of opinion, attitude, or behaviour
She oscillated between elation and despair.
Synonyms
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change
We are trying to detect and understand how the climate changes.
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shift
The wind shifted and the helicopter lurched.
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alternate
Moments of beauty alternate with slapstick comedy.
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veer
small potholes which tend to make the car veer to one side or the other
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ebb and flow
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vacillate
She is vacillating over whether or not to marry him.
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Opposites
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commit yourself

Additional synonyms

in the sense of alternate
Definition
to occur by turns
Moments of beauty alternate with slapstick comedy.
Synonyms
take turns,
chop and change,
follow one another,
follow in turn
in the sense of change
Definition
to make or become different
We are trying to detect and understand how the climate changes.
in the sense of seesaw
Definition
to move up and down or back and forth alternately
The stock-market see-sawed up and down.
Synonyms
go from one extreme to the other

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